Police: Arrest imminent in hit-and-run case
BOURNE, Mass. -- Police in Bourne said that an arrest is imminent in a hit-and-run accident that killed a teen on New Year's Day.
Police have found the car that hit and killed 17-year-old Andrew Dexter and have identified the owner. Authorities are now trying to determine if the owner was driving at the time of the accident or if someone else was behind the wheel.
Police announced over the weekend that they expected the driver to turn him or herself in, and they have reportedly interviewed the SUV’s owner, who came to the station with her lawyer.
Dexter was just one mile away from home when he was struck and killed by a car.
Investigators believe he was walking from a New Year’s celebration with friends to his home just a mile away.
Dexter’s father spoke of the difficulty that the family has been facing as a result of his son’s death. Monday was Andrew’s sister’s birthday.
“All the focus has been on a really bad, dark situation that’s going on in our family, and my daughter is a part of our family, my family is crushed, and all we want to do tonight is have a nice quiet night with my daughter,” said Andrew Dexter, Sr., the victim's father.
Police said they expect to release more information on the case on Tuesday.
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