UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Latest Fatal Accident on Route 24

A 29-year-old Needham man may have been standing in the roadway when he was hit, according to a report from the Norfolk County DA. The accident took place early Sunday morning in Randolph, not far from Stoughton.

Updated at 7 p.m. on July 29:

A Needham man died early Sunday morning after he was struck by a vehicle on Route 24 northbound in Randolph, not far from the Stoughton stretch of the highway.

The 29-year-old man, identified as Adam T. Trudeau, may have been standing in the roadway on the northbound side of Route 24 when he was struck by a vehicle, according to a press release from the Office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

The accident happened around 1:15 a.m. on July 29.

The "initial investigation indicates that the deceased 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, 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.

As a result of this interview, additional potential witnesses have been identified and are also being interviewed.

The male driver, later identified as Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton, furnished his vehicle to the State Police in anticipation of forensic testing, according to the DA's office.

Wilson was , according to the DA's office. He will be summonsed to Quincy District Court at a future date to be determined by the court.

This incident is the latest fatal accident on Route 24 this July. on July 12 on Route 24 on the Stoughton/Avon line. On July 15, two died in a multi-vehicle crash in West Bridgewater.

State Police announced on July 26 that they would be in the overnight hours during the weekend for the remainder of the summer in response to the slew of recent fatal and near-fatal accidents.

But, Sunday's fatal occurred on a part of Route 24 "not covered by the increased patrols," David Procopio of the State Police told the Boston Globe.

However, regardless of the victim's motive for being in the middle of the highway, "it is hard to prevent a crash when someone does that, especially at night," Procopio told the Globe.

The investigation of Sunday's accident continues with the participation of State Police from the Foxborough barracks, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and detectives attached to the Norfolk District Attorney's office.

John July 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I think that along with stepping up patrols on route 24 n & s that the state should consider lowering the speed limit to 55. At 65 you have people doing 80, I think with the speed limit lowered and more police presents you may slow people down which may decrease the accidents? I drive a T.T. up and down 24 all hours of the day and night and what Isee would send chills up your spin, Racing both cars and motorcycles and around 2am it's a major route for people from mass coming home from clubs in R.I. never mind the everyday traffic. I don't know what will work but the state needs to get more active about this than reactive and reacting to these terrible loses of life. Thanks for listening and PLEASE drive responsibly
Renee July 30, 2012 at 02:21 AM
While I can agree that the safety on that highway is an issue. This was not an accident that could have been fixed by a speed limit. I was 15 cars away from this accident last night and it was by no means an issue of driving responsibly. The man WALKED out into a three lane highway, fully knowing what he was doing-or at least intended to do that. You comment doesn't really make sense for this article. It was a tragedy and regardless of the time, speed limits or the driver that hit him- this would have happened. The only thing we should be doing is paying respect to his family and friends.
Joe Calabro July 30, 2012 at 02:39 PM
matt July 30, 2012 at 06:57 PM
totally disagree Joe.. why would I stop and get out if I thought I hit a deer? What am I going to clean it up? Driver did nothing wrong. Rip adam
Fiscal Conservative July 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Matt: Why not stop and clean up the deer. At the price of beef, after having it butchered, you would have enough meat for the year, at a fraction of the cost. Haven't you ever heard of the Road Kill Diner? People in rural areas do this frequently. Don't you think more people should take advantage of available food source? If you don't like venison, I'm you know people who do. Treat them!!!
Janeen July 31, 2012 at 03:01 AM
WOW Joe you're here too...get a life! You're facebook creeping Shane and leaving comments everywhere...what's your interest? Adam successfully committed suicide unfortunately Shane was the first on the scene. I'm just thankful that Adam selfish act didn't kill the dozens of people on the highway that night, he could have just taken some pills instead he endangered the lives of many...how DARE you call HIM the victim! SHAME ON YOU! Would Adam be LESS dead if Shane stopped? Your point is mute! NOW stfu and find another cause!
Jacqueline July 31, 2012 at 04:14 AM
excuse me, Janeen, i'm truly DISGUSTED with your entire comment, completely sick to my stomach, how insensitive of you to say that, you want the facts? Adam was a part of my family, I was his cousin. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2003 in a car accident, in which he was in a coma, and then a surgery soon followed. If you want to say these things about this man then you better do it on a different format because people like you are what makes this world worse, you have no idea what he and his family have been through so you better not judge his actions. Someday you will find yourself or your loved one in a situation like so, and maybe you'll see it a little differently. All i can say is reflect upon the things you say before saying them. Get some compassion. RIP Adam, I love you
Joe Calabro July 31, 2012 at 10:03 AM
P.S. Jacqueline, my heart is with your family, you must be going through something awful that no one can imagine. keep the faith, justice will prevail.
Kim July 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM
I really hope, whoever you are, Janeen, that you don't bother showing up at the funeral with that attitude.
BRIAN KACEY July 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM
This moron hasn't gotten a lawyer?? His comments are public on Facebook, he should just shut up.
BRIAN KACEY July 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
And my comment has nothing to do with fault, regardless of the outcome don't be posting comments on your very public Facebook page.
Joe Calabro July 31, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Ms. Bingle show up at the funeral??? I should hope not! It would be like inviting the Westboro Baptist Church!
Brian July 31, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Janeen, as a friend of Adam and his family, I also take exception to your assumptions. His previous brain injury left him without some basic cognitive functions that, for the rest of us, connected the dots, allowed us to see cause and effect, of many simple actions. He - in his mind - probably had a very important reason to be out there even though it is incomprehensible for you or I -or his inconsolable family - to ever understand. He was a great guy, with a close and supportive family, a great girlfriend, great friends and even a good job. I feel for Shane and his family as he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of his reason for leaving, he has to bear this cross forever. My prayers are with all the "victims" in this tragedy.
Jennifer Gustin August 03, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I'm glad someone has the decency to defend Adam here. My sons father is Adam's Uncle which make Adam and my son cousins. I remember his first car accident very well and that was a tough time for the family to go through and he was lucky to have survived that at all. This will be even harder for the family. RIP Adam.
Rachel August 13, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Janeen, you are truly a disgusting human being. This was a tragedy in which a young man died, period. The circumstances are indeed still under investigation and the only fact of the matter is YOU are attacking a man who cannot defend or speak for himself. Yes, this was an unfortunate accident but with that said, common sense clearly was not exercised by the driver of the car....a young man, driving late at night....coming from hmmm where? A party? A night of drinking? Well, this would only be speculation now wouldn't it be. So regardless watch YOUR assumptions, respect the deceased and exercise not only human decency but common sense. Your post is absolutely sickening to me. Heaven forbid a tragedy ever hits closer to home for you something tells me you would be swaying in a quite different direction. My condolences to the Trudeau family. RIP Adam


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