For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Easton Police and Fire Departments Respond to Fatal Pedestrian Crash
EASTON — Police Chief Gary Sullivan and Fire Chief Kevin Partridge report that the Easton Police and Fire Departments responded to a fatal pedestrian crash on Route 138 Wednesday afternoon.
The victim was a 64-year-old Easton man. His identity is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.
At approximately 12:50 p.m., Easton police and fire personnel responded to the area of 70 Washington St. (Route 138) for a report of a pedestrian crash.
Upon arrival, first responders located man who was suffering from life threatening injuries. Two bystanders were performing CPR on the man when paramedics arrived.
The man was immediately given medical treatment for significant traumatic injuries by Easton Fire Department paramedics and was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.
The man later died from his injuries at the hospital.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the man was pulled over in the breakdown lane of Washington Street and was attempting to change a tire when he was struck by a person driving a pickup truck with a plow.
The driver of the pickup truck stayed at the scene and was cooperative with police.
The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) responded to investigate the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Route 138 will be closed from Rockmeadow Road to Dickerman Road while the crash is being investigated. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.