UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed ID'd as Randolph Teen

18-year-old Brian Smith fatally struck by a box truck Saturday morning on Route 10.

An 18-year-old Randolph resident has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a furniture store box truck Saturday morning on Route 10 in Randolph that shut down the roadway for about a mile in both directions for several hours, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

The victim has been identified as Brian Smith, according to Capt. Jeffrey Paul, a spokesman for Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi.

Smith appeared to have been struck by a Raymour and & Flanigan box truck in a traffic lane at about 8:45 a.m., the prosecutor's office said. The truck remained on the scene, stopped on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes.

The accident remains under investigation. No summons or other charges had been issued as of Saturday afternoon, Paul said.

The Randolph Township Police Department, Morris County Prosecutor's Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Morris County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section and the Morris County Medical Examiner's Office all responded to the scene.

Route 10 was closed in Randolph between Canfield Avenue and Dover Chester Road for about three hours before re-opening shortly before noon, Paul said.

If anyone has information on the incident, contact the Randolph Police Department at 973-989-7000 or the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200.

Patch will update this story when more details are available.

Micaela A Lagona July 11, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Brian told me that he had a job and was suppose to leave for the marines July 23, and how he said he finally got his life on point .. This is just upsetting . We were really close friends when he went to school with me. :/
Break the silence July 12, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Release the truth - Mental Illness is disgustingly stigmatized in our society, Research has shown that the use of metaphor is linked with high intelligence. As one writer noted: "He [Brian] was going to the military on July 3rd" - the day before our country's greatest celebration of Freedom, "Independence Day." FACT: THE MILITARY WAS NEVER AN OPTION FOR BRIAN BECAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS IS CONSIDERED DISQUALIFYING. How cruel... The "free" laws of the country Brian loved so much, may very well have killed him. As a community, help save lives - speak out against the stigma of mental health.
Micaela A Lagona July 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM
@break the silence , brian wasnt leaving "july 3". BRIAN himself told me he was leaving for the marines july 23rd. It was always an option for him -.-
Julie July 20, 2012 at 07:01 PM
The DRIVER IS the victim in the case of a suicide by truck, which this was.
Julie July 20, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Prayers go out to Brian and his family...and also to the driver of the truck and their family as well.


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