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Police Charge Swampscott Man After Fatal Hit-and-Run in Charlestown

Ricky Prezioso, 41, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after causing death.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo

Boston Police have charged a Swampscott man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Charlestown's Sullivan Square Thursday afternoon. 

Authorities found Ricky Prezioso, 41, of Swampscott, around 10:30 p.m. Thursday as they investigated the accident that occurred around 1:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the area of Cambridge and Spice streets in Charlestown, Boston Police said.

When authorities arrived at the scene Thursday afternoon, they found a male victim suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening injuries; he was pronounced dead at the scene.   

Detectives were able to locate the vehicle allegedly involved in the incident, described as a white garbage truck, in Revere Thursday night. Prezioso was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of an accident after causing death, Boston Police said. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident can speak with police anonymously by calling 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word "TIP" to CRIME (27463). 

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