Norwood Man Arrested in Connection with Hit and Run That Killed Watertown Educator

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Allison Donovan Watertown Public School’s K-8 Literacy Coordinator and long-time educator, died after being hit in a hit-and-run incident.

The following information was provided by the Middlesex District Attorney’s office:

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Somerville Chief of Police David Fallon and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone today announced that Edward Clark, 55, of Norwood, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death, in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Powder House Boulevard on February 8.

The preliminary investigation suggests at approximately 7:16 p.m. Clark was allegedly operating a 2003 black Ford F150 pick-up truck traveling eastbound on Powder House Boulevard, when he allegedly struck two females, who were in the crosswalk at the intersection of Powder House Boulevard and Hardan Road, before fleeing the scene. Somerville Police subsequently responded and both women were transported to area hospitals. Allison Donovan, 40, of Somerville, was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The other victim was treated and released.

Following the crash, investigators worked with community partners to locate several images recorded immediately following the crash believed to be the suspect vehicle in the areas of Powder House Boulevard, Curtis Street and University Avenue that appeared to show a full-size, black pick-up truck with a cover over the bed of the truck. Today, a Tufts University Police Officer located a truck with front-end damage believed to be the suspect vehicle on University Avenue and notified Somerville Police.Investigators located the suspect and registered owner of the vehicle and subsequently placed him under arrest.Clark will be arraigned tomorrow in Somerville District Court.

The investigation into the facts and circumstances is still active and ongoing and additional charges may issue. This matter is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Somerville Police. The reconstruction of the crash is being conducted by Somerville Police.

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