A 22-year-old woman was found dead just after midnight Sunday on Interstate 93 in Medford, Massachusetts, authorities said.
The woman appears to have been struck and killed by oncoming traffic after getting out of a friend’s car on the northbound side of the highway, Massachusetts State Police said Sunday morning, citing the preliminary investigation.
Troopers were called about a body on the highway before Exit 32 around 12:01 a.m. The woman was found dead.
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Investigators are working to identify a description of the vehicle or vehicles that might have hit the victim.
Police said it wasn't immediately clear why the woman left the vehicle. She was identified Monday as Madeleine Fox of Billerica.
Three right lanes were closed near Exit 32 on I-93 Northbound due to the crash, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crash, including the identify of the driver who struck and whether or not charges are warranted, is ongoing.