Whitman: Charges brought against an Attleboro man who was the driver in a pedestrian fatality


Accident scene Temple St./Rte. 27 in Whitman - Photo by Steven Dodrill

Accident scene Temple St./Rte. 27 in Whitman- Photo by Steven Dodrill



Edward Cordwell of Whitman and a young girl riding a bicycle with training wheels were crossing Temple Street in Whitman last month when Richard Brown of Attleboro hit the pair with his pick-up truck.
The young girl suffered injuries, however Cordwell didn’t survive.
The Attleboro man’s license has been suspended throughout a police investigation that started in early September following the incident.
According to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office, the investigation has revealed that Brown was negligently operating his truck when the young girl and the Whitman man were struck.
46-year-old Brown is being charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger, as well as speeding and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.