Victim in fatal Dennis pedestrian crash identified

Witnesses say victim darted out into the road
Dennis police investigate a fatal SUV vs. pedestrian crash on Upper County Road Saturday night. Photo by David G. Curran.

SOUTH DENNIS - Dennis police have identified the man killed after being struck by an SUV Saturday night on Upper County Road as 52-year-old Steven Theilman of Center Street in South Dennis.

Witnesses told police that Mr. Theilman was walking with another man on Center Street around 8:30 p.m. when he "suddenly" ran across Upper County Road and was struck by a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 28-year-old Demion Bucknor of Dennis.

Patrolman Russ Francis was the first officer on the scene and immediately began first aid on Mr. Theilman who was unresponsive.  Dennis Fire & Rescue arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Bucknor has not be charged, police said.

The investigation into the fatal accident is under investigation by Dennis police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. James Sullivan at 508-394-1315. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on