• Police identify man killed by SUV on Route 3A in Weymouth

    By: Mike Saccone

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    WEYMOUTH, Mass. - A Hull firefighter and paramedic was behind the wheel when a pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV on Monday evening, a fire official has confirmed.

    No charges had been filed Monday night.

    The crash occurred on Bridge Street (Route 3A) in front of Riverway Plaza, which is home to Lowe’s and Staples, at around 6 p.m., Weymouth police said in a statement. 

    Weymouth Police identified the victim as 71-year-old William D. Fredette of Brockton.

    Hull Fire Chief Chris Russo said in a statement that Hull Firefighter Paramedic Brian Snow was involved in the accident and that he remained on scene until help arrived, according to witness statements. 

    "Snow immediately went to the aid of the pedestrian struck," Russo said. "The Weymouth Police Department is handling the investigation and will answer any further questions regarding this matter."

    The driver of the SUV remained on scene when investigators arrived and cooperated with officials, accordingWeymouth Police.  

    A witness, who didn’t want to be identified, told Boston 25 News the SUV was going ‘anywhere from 35-45 miles per hour’ at the time of the impact. The witness stated the front of the SUV is smashed. 

    The Weymouth Police Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and is currently investigating. 

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and their family as well our member that was involved in this tragic accident," said Russo. 

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