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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. The accident took place in Randolph on the northbound side of the highway, not far from Stoughton.

Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation to the man who was allegedly operating the vehicle that .

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 .

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 reminded.

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