Victim of fatal Lowell hit-and-run identified


LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Police have identified the victim in a fatal Lowell hit-and-run, and seized the vehicle that allegedly struck the man, but have not yet made an arrest.
Authorities say 86-year-old Elmer Mortensen was struck just before 11 p.m. Wednesday while crossing Westford Street.
A witness said the heavily damaged car then sped away.
Lowell police seized the vehicle, a blue Volkswagen GTI hatchback, and identified the owner, but as of Thursday night had not found the person suspected of driving the car at the time of the accident.