Hit and Run Incident - Information Sought

Date Occurred: 
Crime Alert Number: 

UPDATE 3/24/2022: VEHICLE HAS BEEN LOCATED AND A SUSPECT HAS BEEN PLACED IN CUSTODY.  UMPD would like to thank our community for all of the assistance that was received regarding this incident.  This is still an ongoing investigation; further information will come from the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.   

  The University of Massachusetts at Amherst Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the driver of an SUV who failed to stop after striking a pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in a crosswalk around 10:15 p.m. Monday.  A 20-year-old UMass Amherst student was crossing Massachusetts Avenue in a crosswalk near Sunset Avenue, having nearly reached the other side, when a white or silver colored SUV traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed struck him with the front driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and continued travelling eastbound on Massachusetts Avenue.  The pedestrian was seriously injured, taken to Baystate Medical Center, where he remains. The vehicle appears to be a white/silver SUV with possible front-end damage (see attached images).  The crash remains under investigation by the UMass Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Detectives attached to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office issued a press release regarding the incident on Tuesday.  “We are not only appealing to the public for their help identifying the driver involved in this incident, but appealing to the driver as well,” said Northwestern First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne. “What happened last night is likely weighing on their conscience, and this is their opportunity to do the right thing by coming forward.”

Posted: Mar 22, 2022, 2:45 pm
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2022, 10:02 am


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600

413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.