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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.

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

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.

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