Victim Identified in Fatal Hit and Run in Westport Saturday
WESTPORT - The victim of the fatal hit and run in Westport Saturday night has been publicly identified.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says Margaret Costa, 48, of Fall River, was killed after being struck by a car around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on State Road (Route 6) near White's of Westport. She was transported to St. Anne's Hospital where she died from her injuries.
The driver did not stop after the accident. However, debris from the car was left in the roadway.
Police say a woman called Westport Police about an hour after the accident to report that she may have hit a deer in the area. Police located the woman's vehicle and found damage consistent with the hit and run that killed Costa earlier that evening. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time.
The DA's Office says no further information is being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.