Man Charged in Shrewsbury Fatal Hit-and-Run

November 2, 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811

SHREWSBURY – Investigators arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Route 9 in Shrewsbury Saturday night, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. and Shrewsbury Police Chief Kevin Anderson.

Jerry Santiago, Jr., 24, has been charged with leaving the scene of personal injury resulting in death and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Shrewsbury Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the crash that resulted in the death of Ghufran Mutar, 20, of Shrewsbury. Ms. Mutar was crossing Route 9 at the South Street intersection just after 10 p.m. on her way home from work at CVS when she was struck. She was brought to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where she later died of her injuries.

Police began searching for the suspect vehicle, identified as a Dodge Journey, after it left the scene of the crash. On Monday, Oct. 31, Westborough Police located the suspected vehicle involved, which had sustained visible damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Santiago is expected to be arraigned in Westborough District Court today.

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