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.
The victim of the fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Feb 18th on has been identified as 71-year-old William D. Fredette of Brockton. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Fredette’s family and friends.— Weymouth Police (@WeymouthPD) February 19, 2019
The facts and circumstances of this crash remain under investigation.
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."
BREAKING: Hull’s fire chief releases statement on firefighter/paramedic involved in tonight’s deadly pedestrian accident in Weymouth | @LitsaPappas is live from the scene in minutes on @boston25 pic.twitter.com/yLKZmjJaAK— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) February 19, 2019
The driver of the SUV remained on scene when investigators arrived and cooperated with officials, accordingWeymouth Police.
BREAKING: Sources tell me the driver who hit the pedestrian on Route 3A is a Hull firefighter. He immediately got out of his SUV and started performing CPR on the victim, who later died. @boston25 is NOT naming the firefighter because at this time, he's not facing any charges. pic.twitter.com/Kt4UCyx76A— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) February 19, 2019
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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