Teen killed by public works truck in Stratford

(04/28/08) STRATFORD ? A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a town public works truck in Stratford Monday morning, according to police.

The incident took place at about 7:30 a.m. on East Main Street at Wilcoxson Avenue. Police say Carlos Prada, an eighth-grader at Flood Middle School, was struck by a town public works truck carrying a wood chipper. Although he was alive at the scene, Prada died about an hour later at Bridgeport Hospital during emergency surgery.

Friends and neighbors say the boy was on his way to the bus stop when he was hit.

Stratford School Superintendent Irene Cornish said Prada?s death is difficult for everyone to deal with.

?We?re all having a great deal of difficulty thinking about that you send your child to school in the morning and then don?t see him alive again,? Cornish said.

Grief counselors will be available all this week at Flood Middle School, school officials said.

Police say it will likely be a long and intensive investigation into Prada?s death.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Katie Rosa is a self-proclaimed 1 Hometown Hero: Katie Rosa
Workers from New York headed to Stamford Tuesday 2 Striking Charter Communications workers protest in Stamford
Greenwich police say they believe the same man 3 Police: Chase Bank robbed for second time in 24 hours
Fairfield Ludlowe High School students to witness mock 4 Fairfield Ludlowe H.S. students to witness mock crash
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 5 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE