Officials: teen struck, killed by truck in Hatfield cornfield
HATFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Authorities are releasing new details into the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle over the weekend.
Laurie Loisel, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, said that 19-year-old Jesse Johansmeyer of Florence was hit by a white pickup truck in a remote corn field in Hatfield around 11:30 p.m. Friday. The incident, she explained, took place after a bonfire in a remote section known as the Hatfield Meadows, which is off of Great Neponset Road and South Street and near the Connecticut River.
Johansmeyer was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he died early Saturday morning.
Loisel added that the driver of the truck that struck Johansmeyer left the scene.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Hatfield Police at (413) 247-0323
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