Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from Stoughton's Interim Town Manager Joseph D. Feaster, Jr. in regards to the tragic death of , a three-year-old Stoughton girl, who died shortly after she was in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton Friday, September 14 around 2:45 p.m.
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It was an uneventful Friday as I prepared to enjoy the weekend. My Friday afternoon was shattered upon learning from Fire Chief Dolloff and Police Chief Shastany of the fatal pedestrian accident near the Hansen School.
As one who has lost a child, my heart immediately went out to the family.
While the accident investigation will continue, I wish to communicate to the family the deepest sympathies of the Selectmen, the residents of Stoughton, and from me personally at Shayla's tragic passing.
I will receive a full report of the accident, and then request the Selectmen, the School Committee, Senator Joyce, and Representatives Galvin and Kafka to work with the Town's public safety departments to examine the facts, and hopefully devise an action plan so that such a tragedy will not happen in the future.
Joseph D. Feaster, Jr.