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A 69-year-old woman walking her dog was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Thursday in Plymouth, killing the woman and the animal, officials said.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, and her dog were discovered on the street outside of their home on the corner of Lunn’s Way and Garrett Place at 7:54 a.m., State Police said.

The woman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and later transported by helicopter to Boston Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, Plymouth police said. Her dog also suffered significant trauma and died at the scene, according to Plymouth police.

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Authorities could not identify the vehicle involved except to say that it is believed to have damage to its front end and windshield.

State Police arrived at the scene at 8:30 a.m. and are assisting in the investigation, said Trooper Matthew Guarino.

A woman who said she has lived next to the victim for more than 15 years, 61-year-old Jan Zuberer, said in a phone interview that “she was just very nice. ... She loved her dogs and was always taking them for walks. Sometimes just one, and sometimes several.”

Plymouth police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the driver and the vehicle, and ask that anyone with information contact detectives at 508-746-1212.


Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @catalina_gaitan.