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Man’s death on Route 128 in Newton sparks questions on pedestrian safety

The recent death of a young Malden man who was trying to cross Route 128 in Newton while apparently on his way to work has added new urgency to longtime concerns about pedestrian access in the area.

Reishaun Hopkins, 18, was hit by two cars and killed Jan. 3 at around 6:30 a.m. State Police believe he was trying to cut across Route 128 from the MBTA’s Riverside Station to his job at the Honey Dew Donuts concession at a rest area along the busy highway.

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