A 20-year-old Norton man has been charged with leaving the scene of a pedestrian crash on Route 24 that killed a former Easton resident early Sunday morning.
Shane Wilson was charged with leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death, said David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Wilson called state police on Sunday, hours after Adam T. Trudeau, 29, of Needham and formerly of Easton, was struck and killed at approximately 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the northbound lane of Route 24 near Exit 21.
Wilson has since turned over his 2008 Hyundai Elantra to authorities, who are investigating. Traub would not comment Monday on whether Wilson was the only person in the Hyundai at the time of the accident.
State police said the red car initially stopped, but the driver left the scene before speaking with police. Wilson later called state police Sunday after seeing news reports about the Route 24 fatality.
He told state police he was aware that he had struck something – but he thought he hit a deer in the roadway, state police said.
State police said evidence suggested that Trudeau exited his vehicle and faced oncoming traffic in the center lane, when he was struck