At approximately 6:40 p.m. today troopers assigned to State Police-Dartmouth responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Route 195 westbound between Exits 1 and 2 in Seekonk. Upon their arrival they discovered a white male in his 20’s or early 30’s unconscious in the left travel lane that had been struck by a 2019 Toyota Rav4. The operator of the Toyota remained on scene and fully cooperated with troopers.
Preliminary investigation indicates that, for reasons currently unknown, the male was walking eastbound in left travel lane of Route 195 westbound before he was struck by the Rav4.
The man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries. As of this time troopers are still working to identify the man.
This crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to the Dartmouth Barracks with assistance from the State Police Collison Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Bristol County State Police Detective Unit, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
State Police were assisted on scene by Seekonk Fire and EMS, Seekonk Police, and MassDOT.