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Man killed in Dorchester hit-and-run

A man was struck and killed Tuesday night in a hit-and-run crash on Dorchester Avenue, according to Boston police.

The accident occurred at around 8:04 p.m. at 1485 Dorchester Ave., Boston police spokeswoman Nicole Grant said. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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The man’s name and age were not released.

“Preliminary investigation suggests the operator of the motor vehicle (possibly a late model Toyota Camry or Nissan Maxima) did not stop after striking the victim. The suspect fled the area on Adams Street towards Park Street,” police said in a statement released this afternoon.

Police are looking for the driver and the car, Grant said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @evanmallen. Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @jacktemp.
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