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Elderly Hit and Run Victim Dies

SACO, Maine (AP) _ An elderly Maine woman who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in June has died in the hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.

    A Maine Medical Center official says 87-year-old Jewell Friedman of Saco died early Saturday morning.

    Police say Friedman was walking her dog on June 21 when a pickup truck hit her and then drove off.  The Portland Press Herald reports  that 45-year-old Leo Paul Bedard of Saco was arrested two days on later on a charge of leaving the scene of the accident after police received a tip.

    He's being held on the felony charge and previous charges including driving after a license suspension, failing to appear in court and violating the conditions of release.