At 9:45 Thursday night an 11 year old girl was hit on route 28 (Broadway) in Methuen when she was crossing the street with a parent. The car didn’t make an attempt to slow down before hitting the girl and took off in the direction of Lawrence. The girl was taken to Lawrence General Hospital but her injuries were fatal.
The victim has been identified as Jaydee Soto of Union Street. Her mother went to Facebook begging anyone with any information to come forward.
Police are pulling the surveillance footage from the surrounding businesses but have released this photo of the vehicle they believe was involved:
The vehicle seems to be a black or dark colored sedan, possibly with 2 doors. Be on the lookout for a vehicle with damage to it’s front end.
“This was a cowardly and horrendous act that occurred on our streets tonight, and we will stop at nothing to identify and locate the driver. “Right now, our prayers go out the victim and her family.”
-Chief Solomon MPD
If you have any information at all, please contact the Methuen Police department or dial 911 immediately.