MASHPEE – The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe issued a statement Saturday expressing condolences in the death of a 14-month old boy who died after being struck by a pickup truck Friday.
The victim’s name has not been released by law enforcement officials, but the statement indicates the boy was a member of the tribe.
“Whenever the life of a beloved Tribal Citizen is lost, it is heartbreaking. The loss of a precious baby is especially painful. The Tribal community will rally around the family and surround them with love and support. I ask for prayers and grace as we mourn for the family — our family,” said Chairman Cedric Cromwell in the statement.
The 14-month-old boy was struck and killed just before 5:30 p.m. Friday on Coombs Lane off of Great Neck Road North.
A statement from a spokesperson for Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe’s office said there was no further information available about the investigation late Saturday afternoon.
A statement from Mashpee Police Chief Scott Carline Friday night said the toddler was rushed to Falmouth Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A short time later, police were notified that the child had died.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family at this time,” said Chief Carline in a statement.