Enfield Police ask for help in finding suspect car in fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash

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Jeremy Mercier

ENFIELD – Enfield Police are asking for the public’s help to find a silver Chevy Silverado with damage to the front passenger’s side, which they believed killed a young man.

On December 2 around 1 a.m., a man’s body was found along Route 5, near the intersection with Orbit Drive. Police told FOX 61 the victim, Jeremy Mercier, 20, of Enfield. was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident.

Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said Mercier was skateboarding at the time of the accident. He was headed to Enfield Square Mall to help a friend who had run out of gas.chevy-silverado

“That’s the kind of friend he is. 1 o’clock in the morning, he’s going to bring his best friend gas,” said Sarah DeGray, who said Mercier was like a son to her. He had been staying at her home.

Police say he was hit so hard that the can of gasoline he had for his friend ended up on the other side of the road.

A passerby found his body on the side of the road at around 1 a.m. Friday and called police. It is unclear how long Mercier had been there before he was spotted.

img_0555On Wednesday, December 14, police released the information about the suspect vehicle. The pick up truck is believed to be a model year between 2003 and 2007, and the damage is believed to include headlight damage.

If you have information please call 860-763-6400 ext. 1359 or 860-763-8911.

 

A GoFundMe has been started to raise funds for Mercier’s funeral.