WESTPORT - A Fall River woman is dead after apparently being hit by a car on State Road Saturday night.

Westport Police received a report at 9:34 p.m. Saturday of a woman running in the highway on State Road, Route 6, near White's of Westport. Another caller one minute later told police the woman was on the ground and someone was administering CPR.

Westport Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and found the unresponsive female victim. She was transported to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River where she died from her injuries. She was identified as a 48-year-old Fall River resident. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Route 6 in Westport near the Fall River line was closed to all vehicle traffic in both directions for about four hours as police investigated the accident along with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Unit and State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

Police say the vehicle that hit the woman did not stop. There was no description of the vehicle, but debris from the car was left on the roadway.

About an hour after the crash, police say a woman called Westport Police to report that she possibly hit a deer. The woman identified her vehicle, which was soon located in Fall River.

Inspection of the vehicle revealed damage consistent with the fatal hit and run on State Road earlier that night.

The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information on the crash to contact the Westport Detective Division at (508) 636-1122.

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