13 year-old boy killed after being struck by car in Springfield

Alleged driver Joshua Cutler arrested on charge of leaving the scene of an accident

SPRINGFIELD,  Mass. (WWLP) – A 13 year-old boy has died after he and another child were hit by a vehicle in Springfield’s Pine Point neighborhood Sunday night, and now the driver believed to be responsible has been arrested.

Jim Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, identified the child killed as Nathaniel Acevedo of Springfield.

Joshua Cutler
Joshua Cutler (pictured) is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Image courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Springfield police spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News that Acevedo and the other child were crossing Breckwood Boulevard at around 7:15, when they were hit by a car believed to have been driven by 35 year-old Joshua Cutler of Springfield. Cutler allegedly drove away following the crash.

Walsh said that Acevedo died after being taken to Baystate Medical Center. The other victim is expected to recover.

Leydon says that Cutler was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held on $35,000 cash bail, though he will have to be held for at least 90 days, as his bail has been revoked in a previous case. Cutler will also have to avoid alcohol or drugs and submit to testing, as well as GPS monitoring if he is released.

Police are still looking into what led up to the crash.