Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120
BROCKTON – A Brockton pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist last evening, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
At approximately 6:45 p.m. last night, Massachusetts State Police were notified by Brockton Police of a motor vehicle crash in front of 690 North Quincy resulting in the death of a pedestrian. The male victim was transported to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth where he was pronounced dead of his injuries. He has been identified as Leland Thompson, 70, of Brockton.
Preliminarily, the investigation has found that Thompson was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by a motorist operating a blue Buick Enclave. The motorist immediately stopped his motor vehicle and was making attempts to stop traffic in the area when a second motor vehicle, a white Jeep Wrangler, appeared to make contact with the lower portion of Thompson. The white Jeep Wrangler did not stop, and investigators are looking to identify the Jeep and its operator.
The investigation is ongoing.