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.

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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