Region Roundup: 22-Year Old Easton Woman Dies, School Bus Crashes, Armed Robberies [And More..]

A look at what is happening around the region.

22-Year-Old Easton Woman Dies in Overnight Accident

Easton is mourning the loss of one of it's own today.

Alexandra Hamilton, 22, of Easton passed away at Brigham and Women's hospital Friday from injuries sustained during an overnight accident on Turnpike Street.

Hamilton, the daughter of Easton Police Officer Steven Hamilton, was traveling northbound on Turnpike when she struck a diesel fuel truck traveling in the southbound lane, Police Chief Allen Krajcik said.

2 Children Injured After Minivan Crashes into Bus Near Ahern Middle School

It was a scary scene outside Ahern Middle School on Mechanic Street Tuesday morning after a minivan carrying two children collided with a Foxborough school bus transporting four children.

The two children in the minivan were transported to area hospitals while the four school children were reported, OK and brought to the Ahern Middle School office.

“All four school children on the bus were fine, thank God, and thank God the injured children [from the van] are going to be OK as well,” said Foxborough police officer Dave Foscaldo.

The children from the minivan suffered “serious injuries” but none are life threatening, according to Foscaldo. One child was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island and the other was sent to Norwood Hospital.  

Foscaldo, the investigating officer on scene, says it “appears the vehicle crossed the doubled line” and struck the bus.

“[Van] was travelling in opposite direction,” Foscaldo said. “Witness stated the van entered the bus’ lane of travel on Mechanic Street. Van collided with the bus and spun around.”

Stoughton Police Investigating a Pair of Armed Robberies

Summary: Stoughton Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies which took place at Fairy Tales Formals and Rite Aid last week.

Police received a call at 3:11 p.m. March 14 reporting a robbery at Fairy Tales Formals, located at 761 Washington St. in the downtown.

Police say a man walked into the store and stated that he had a gun, stole a few hundred dollars in cash, and then fled on foot.

The day before, March 13, Stoughton Police responded to a robbery at Rite Aid at 638 Washington St. in Shaw's Plaza just before 7 p.m., where a suspect with a knife stole an undisclosed amount of pills from behind the pharmacy, before getting away in a stolen vehicle.

This same vehicle was later found torched in Bridgewater, shortly before 4:30 a.m. on March 14, about 10 hours after the Rite Aid robbery, according to a tweet from the Bridgewater Police Department.

Sharon Woman Helps Run Girls Soccer Club in Haiti

What began as a 10-day trip to Haiti in 2011 for Taryn Silver turned into a new home and about 50 new friends.

Silver, a former Sharon resident, helps run the Association Sportives des Jeunes Filles de Fond des Blancs (The Sports Association of Young Women of Fond des Blancs), a girls soccer club in the rural town of Fond-des-Blancs, about 70 miles west of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Silver moved to Haiti in 2012 to work for the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation in Fond-des-Blancs.

It was there where she met Andover native Molly Klarman who had started the club last year.

2-Year-Old Boy Found Alone on Busy Washington Street in Walpole

A 2-year-old Walpole boy was found standing alone on the side of Washington Street last week before a Good Samaritan stopped to help him find his way back home.

A woman called police Monday, March 11 around 11:25 a.m. and said a two-year-old child just walked out into the street in front of her and that she had the child in her vehicle.

According to Walpole Deputy Police Chief John Carmichael, the toddler was awake with his family at 9 a.m. The child's mother went back to bed and the father went to work and left a movie on for him.

Although he did not know for sure, Carmichael said the boy may have been outside for as long as an hour and a half, but was found in good condition.


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