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23-year-old Quincy man killed in Stoughton hit-and-run

A 23-year-old Quincy man was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning in Stoughton, police said.

Aquilino Lopez, known to his friends as “Victor,” was riding his scooter home from work when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 139 near Route 24 at 1:50 a.m., according to Stoughton Police Lt. John Bonney.

An off-duty nurse passing by jumped in to help, but Bonney said Lopez suffered “a lot of trauma” and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Lopez was living in Quincy and was a native of Guatemala.

Police are asking for the public’s help in their search for the driver, who fled after striking Lopez.

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“If you find yourself reading this and you were the one driving, we’re asking you to do the human thing and come talk to us,” Bonney said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to call Stoughton Police at 781-344-2424.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted by the medical examiner.

The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team and Crime Scene Services responded to the accident, he said. The crash remains under investigation by Stoughton police, State Police, and the Norfolk district attorney’s office.




Andrew Stanton can be reached at andrew.stanton@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @_andrewstanton. Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickStoico.