State Police Investigate Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Natick

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 07072015 – State Police Investigate Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Natick

Early this morning at approximately 3:10 a.m., troopers from the State Police Weston Barracks responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck on Interstate 90 Westbound at the 117 mile-marker in Natick. The pedestrian was reported to have fatal injuries.

Upon arrival, troopers discovered that a 1999 Sterling AT95 tractor-trailer, operated by a 49-year-old man from Waterbury, Connecticut, struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian, identified as RAMUEL RAAGAS, 40, of Framingham was determined to be deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained from the incident. The investigation into why the victim was in the roadway is ongoing.

The truck is owned by Bozzutos Incorporated of Cheshire, Connecticut. The driver of the truck, as well as the trucking company representative, have been cooperative with the investigation.

The right lane, and breakdown lane were closed until approximately 5:35 a.m. for the investigation.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the State Police Weston Barracks and troopers assigned to the State Police Detective Unit attached to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section (CVES), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Troop E Headquarters, Natick Fire/EMS Department, Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

No further information is currently available. Please do not call the barracks directly.

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