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Victim Identified in Fatal Hit-and-Run on I-290 in Worcester

By Tom Marino | August 16, 2022
Last Updated: August 16, 2022
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WORCESTER – The Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run on I-290 West in Worcester late Saturday night.

According to MSP, Troopers responded to exit 20 in Worcester around 11:30 PM. Upon arrival, troopers located a 27-year-old man who was determined to be dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, State Police identified the victim as Jamal Mustapha, 27, of Worcester.

The preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle struck Mustapha on I-290. Troopers believe the vehicle may have been a tractor trailer. Other vehicles on I-290 also struck Mustapha.

None of the vehicles that struck the pedestrian stopped. Police say it is unclear that any of the operators of those vehicles understood they struck a person.

State Police are asking anyone who witnessed any part of this incident to contact Trooper Couture at the State Police barracks in Holden at (508) 829-8410.

The crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police, the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services, MSP Crime Scene Services and state police detectives.

Worcester Fire, Police and EMS also responded to the incident.

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