Attleboro Pedestrian Fatality Investigation
Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
January 4, 2017
Police are actively investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident, which occurred last night in the City of Attleboro.
At around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Attleboro Police responded to calls regarding a pedestrian being struck by a motorist at the intersection of North Main Street and Peck Street. When police and rescue personnel arrived on scene, they located the victim, later identified as 60-year-old Attleboro resident David Nepini, and rushed him to Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Due to the severity of his injuries, the victim was then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died from his injuries around 10:45 p.m. last night.
Attleboro Police were actively searching for the vehicle involved in the incident when they received a call from the Plainville Police Department at around 8 pm indicating that the driver had contacted that department regarding the crash.
The driver agreed to return to the Attleboro Police Department for an interview last night. While at the Attleboro Police Station, the driver, Neetu Kainth, 38, of Plainville, was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident–death resulting. She will be summonsed into Attleboro District Court for arraignment on the charge at a later date to be set by the court.
The investigation remains active and ongoing, and it is unclear at this time whether more charges will issue against the driver in this case. Accident reconstruction and a follow up investigation by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office, along with Attleboro Police detectives, are both ongoing.
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