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Lynn police ask public to help them track down hit-and-run driver who killed 68-year-old Lynn woman

Lynn police today asked the public for “little bits of information’’ they hope can lead them to the driver of an SUV who drove into a 68-year-old woman, fatally injuring her during a rush hour crash Jan. 12.

Luyiza Polak was crossing Lynnfield Street -- in the crosswalk -- near Union Hospital around 5 p.m. when she was hit. Polak died five days later at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Lynn Police Lieutenant Christopher Kelly said.

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“We are examining any available video that we can locate and pursuing all other investigatory leads,’’ Kelly, the department spokesman, said in a statement. “We are hoping anyone who saw something will come forward. Even little bits of information can be helpful.’’

Kelly described the vehicle involved as a “dark colored, newer model, SUV-type vehicle with a rounded shape.’’

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Lynn police at (781) 595-2000 or by using one of the alternative means posted on the department’s website.

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