Teen has died from injuries suffered in Route 28 accident
MIDDLEBORO — A 15-year-old Middleboro boy who was struck by a vehicle on Route 28 Sunday night succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s office reported.
Dylan Levesque, a Middleboro High School freshman, was pronounced deceased two days after being transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, which is part of Rhode Island Hospital. Middleboro Police were notified of his passing Tuesday morning.
The youth was crossing the street near Hannaford grocery store at about 7:23 p.m. when he was hit by a car. He suffered severe injuries, was treated at the scene and then transported by medical helicopter.
The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene, was emotionally upset and was cooperating with police.
No charges have been immediately filed. The incident is under investigation by the Middleboro Police Department. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section also assisted at the scene.
Portions of Route 28 remained closed for some time, Police Chief Joseph Perkins said. Several people witnessed the incident and provided statements, Perkins said.
The community has responded to the incident with an outpouring of support. Thousands of dollars have already been raised for the family through a Facebook page “Fundraiser for the Levesque family.’’
The effort was spearheaded by community members, including Teresa Farley, who wanted to help out. “We’re just moms,’’ she said, who do not necessarily have a connection with the family. “Our hearts break for’’ them.
A prayer vigil for Dylan and his family will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at First Baptist Church, 111 Plymouth St.