Update: State Police Identify Victim of Fatal Crash in Somerset

The victim in yesterday’s fatal crash on Route 195 in Somerset has been identified as Paul Sardinha, 67, of Fall River. No other information is available at this time. Original release below:

At approximately 2:20 p.m. today Troopers assigned to State Police-Dartmouth responded to reports of a vehicle that went off the road into the woodline on Route 195 eastbound at mile marker 9.2 in Somerset. The crash resulted in the fatality of the operator.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling on Route 195 in the area of Exit 4 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway and rolled over. The operator and sole occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 67-year-old Fall River man. His name is not being released at this time. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

The crash remains under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis, Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit.

Troopers were assisted by MassDOT, Somerset Fire and EMS, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The scene was cleared and all lanes reopened at 5:45 p.m.