Teen Struck and Killed While Crossing Street in Suffield

A 17-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a car while crossing Mapleton Avenue in Suffield on Wednesday evening, according to police.

School officials identified the teen as Kevin Vitale, an 11th grade student at Suffield High School.

Police said the teen was crossing the street just south of Halladay Avenue East near the 900 block of Mapleton Avenue when he was hit around 6 p.m. He was not using a crosswalk, according to police.

An ambulance transported the teen to Baystate Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver who struck him, a woman, stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. No charges have been filed, and police said a mixture of rain, sleet and snow was coming down at the time so weather conditions may have been a factor.

Mapleton Avenue was closed between Route 159/East Street North and Thompsonville Road in Suffield while authorities responded to the scene.

Contact Us