Norton Man Cited for Leaving Scene of Route 24 Fatal
A 20-year old Norton man is cited for leaving the scene of Sunday's fatal on Route 24 where a Needham pedestrian was struck and killed.
Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation to the man who was allegedly operating the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 24 northbound in Randolph early Sunday morning.
Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton was issued a citation with a single charge of leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death, David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, said in a press release.
29-year-old Adam T. Trudeau of Needham was said to have been standing in the roadway on the northbound side of Route 24 when he was struck by Wilson's vehicle.
The accident happened around 1:15 a.m. on July 29, not far from the Stoughton stretch of the highway.
The "initial investigation indicates that the deceased [Trudeau] may have been stationary and facing oncoming traffic in the center lane of Rte. 24 northbound at the time that he was struck by a red car, driven by a male party [allegedly Wilson], which initially stopped, but left the scene before speaking with police," according to the release from the DA's office.
Later in the day on Sunday a male did contact the Massachusetts State Police, telling authorities he was aware he had struck something but thought it was a deer, according to a release from the DA's office.
Wilson will be summonsed to Quincy District Court at a future date to be determined by the court. Certain evidence collection and investigation in the matter remains ongoing, according to the DA's office.
"Charges are only accusations; as with all defendants, Mr. Wilson enjoys the Constitutional presumption of innocence," Traub said.
Wilson was also involved in a car accident in front of Norton Police Department Feb. 12.
The July 29 fatal accident comes a little more than two weeks after the July 12 crash where Angel Pina, a 12-year-old from Norton, was killed in an afternoon accident on Route 24 on the Stoughton/Avon line. The single-car rollover also hospitalized two women from Norton.