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Middleborough hit-and-run victim was Taunton man, police say

Police on Sunday identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident as Michael A. Dutra, 58, whose last known address was in Taunton.

Officer Robert Rullo said Dutra, whose daughter lives in Middleborough, was the bicyclist who died after being hit at approximately 7:04 p.m. Friday by a sport utility vehicle whose driver fled the scene.

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Police are following up on tips provided by the public and continuing to search for the light-colored SUV, Rullo said.

“It would have passenger-side damage and possible windshield damage,” Rullo said.

Middleborough police asked that anyone with information about the incident contact the department at 508-947-1212.

jeremy.fox@globe.com@jeremycfox
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