Stoughton Child Struck, Killed Crossing Street

The Norfolk District Attorney's office does not expect to file criminal charges in connection with a fatal accident that killed a 3-year-old girl in Stoughton.

The prosecutor's office said Shayla Lutz of Stoughton was hit by a passing box truck at about 2:45 p.m. Friday while crossing a street with her mother near Hanson Elementary School. She later died at Good Samaritan Medical Center. The DA's office said the initial investigation indicates they were not in a crosswalk.

The driver of the truck stopped at the scene, and the prosecutor's office said there's no evidence that speed or impairment were involved. While the investigation continues, the DA said there's no evidence from the scene or witnesses to support any criminal charges.

With reporting by the Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom. 

This program aired on September 15, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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