Shayla Lutz, Age 3, of Stoughton, Identified as Toddler Killed in Collision Near Hansen School
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office released the name of the victim from Friday afternoon's fatal pedestrian accident. No criminal charges will be filed at this time, according to the DA's office.
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office has released the name of the toddler killed in Friday afternoon's pedestrian accident in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton.
Shayla Lutz, age 3, of Stoughton, was transported from the scene after being hit by a box truck, but did not survive her injuries, according to the DA's office. She was pronounced dead at the Good Samaritan Medical Center.
The accident took place at about 2:45 p.m. on September 14.
"Shayla and her mom, who was pushing another child in a stroller, were crossing Central Street to pick up her older sibling from Hansen Elementary School," CBS Boston reports.
"Initial indications are that the collision did not take place in the vicinity of a crosswalk," The DA's office stated in an earlier release.
However, based on evidence collected, the DA's office said it will not be filing criminal charges at this time.
"Although the investigation will not be concluded until the collision analysis and reconstruction report has been finalized, the evidence at the scene, interviews with eye witnesses, and other investigation by the Stoughton Police, State Police and Norfolk District Attorney's Office does not support criminal charges in this incident at this time," according to the DA's office.
The driver's identity will not be released. The driver of the truck was reportedly operating an Angelo's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling truck, which was on the scene as State Police and Stoughton Police investigated the accident.
"The investigation has not produced evidence that speed or impairment were a factor in this collision. As the driver of the truck has not been charged or cited with any infraction his name is not being released," according to the DA's office.
"The Stoughton Police Department and the men and women of the Norfolk District Attorney's Office extend our sympathies to Shayla Lutz's surviving family and friends in this tragic incident," the DA's office stated in the release.