Woman Critically Injured in Westport Hit-and-Run Has Died: Family

A woman critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Westport, Massachusetts last week has died, according to her family.

Stephanie Tripp, 30, of Fall River, was hit by a car on May 7 on Old Bedford Road, according to authorities. Police received a call about the crash around 8:15 p.m. and responded to the scene, where they found Tripp lying facedown in the breakdown lane.

She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition. Her family told NBC10 Boston on Thursday that Tripp succumbed to her injuries around midnight.

Police are still searching for the hit-and-run driver, who is believed to have been driving a grey BMW 3 Series at the time of the crash. Authorities believe it is likely a model from 1999 through 2005 and should have sustained minor damage to its hood, front end and/or front passenger side.

"We have a family who lost their daughter and their family member and this person is out there going about their life. They need to make it right," said Westport Police Det. Jeff Majewski.

Police ask that anyone with information about the case contact Massachusetts State Police Trooper Phil Giardino at 508-993-1928 or Westport Police at 508-636-1122. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by texting the word “Bristol” to the phone number CRIMES (274637) or by submitting a web tip online.

"It's just a matter of checking every possibility and then when we're done, we're going to go back and recheck every possibility. i would think sooner of later, we're going to narrow this in, but hopefully we get this done sooner with the public's help," said Majewski.

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