Lawrence man in critical condition after hit-and-run crash in Methuen

Police investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a man critically injured in Methuen early Saturday morning.

Police said they have located the vehicle allegedly involved in the incident and have identified a suspect.

The 65-year-old victim, a Lawrence man, was struck around 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the area of 80 Broadway near the Lawrence-Methuen line, according to Methuen Police Sgt. Dan O’Connell.

“We had one motor vehicle that witnessed the accident and called it in immediately. Officers were on the scene immediately,” O’Connell said.

The victim was flown to a local hospital. He was in critical condition following the crash, police said.

Police described the suspect’s vehicle as a dark, boxy-type SUV, possibly a Honda CRV or a Ford Escape, with significant damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle, O’Connell said. The passenger side mirror was also ripped off.

“We expect there’s damage to the windshield to the passenger side as well, where the victim was struck,” he said.

The investigation remains active and ongoing and charges are expected to be brought.

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