Teen pedestrian struck, killed in Newton

An 18-year-old man was apparently trying to walk across Route 95 in Newton early this morning when he was struck by a car on the northbound side of the highway, thrown across the median into the southbound side, and struck again on that side of the highway.

The accident happened at 6:30 a.m. near Exit 21, according to police.

The victim, who was not named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police released a statement today that said they would not release details about the victim – including why he was walking on the highway – until his family was notified of his death.

The accident caused a traffic snarl for morning commuters.



 



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