July 7, 2011 – Jack Pearsall, 16, from Falmouth, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile. Monica Mitchell, 42, from Mashpee, was operating a Ford Explorer when the SUV struck Pearsall near the intersection of Old Barnstable Road and Leather Leaf Lane. The accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.
Mitchell had allegedly been drinking wine at a friend’s house prior to the accident. Mitchell also allegedly continued driving and was stopped in a line of traffic when police caught up with her. Mitchell was arraigned on Tuesday in Falmouth District Court. She was charged with motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of personal injury resulting in death, two counts of driving to endanger, and a marked lanes violation. Mitchell was released on her own recognizance.
According to court records, Pearsall was walking along the road with three friends after attending a fireworks display in Mashpee. Pearsall was a soccer standout and would have been a junior at Falmouth High School in the fall.
The accident remains under investigation.
Source: Cape Cod Times