Norton man charged in Needham pedestrian’s death

A 29-year-old local man was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Route 24 north in Randolph early Sunday morning.

A Norton man has been charged in the motor vehicle accident on Route 24 that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Needham man.

Following an investigation, Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton, was charged with 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 sent out Sunday evening.

Earlier in the day, State Police had issued a BOLO for a red Hyundai with recent front-end damage, believing a vehicle matching that description had struck the Needham man, identified as Adam T. Trudeau, 29, while he was standing on Route 24 north in Randolph at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

At around 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Traub reported that a man had identified himself to State Police as possibly the driver in the crash, after seeing the press coverage of the crash. He willingly submitted his vehicle for the investigation.

According to reports, the man told police that he had stopped his vehicle after striking something in the roadway, but that he had thought it was a deer.

Officials have said that Trudeau was standing in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle, although it is unclear why he was there.

“Initial investigation indicates that the deceased may have been stationary and facing oncoming 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,” Traub said in the press release.

Route 24 northbound was closed for about four hours on Sunday as a result of the investigation.

Wilson will be summonsed to Quincy District Court on the charge.