At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, Troopers assigned to State Police-Dartmouth responded to reports of a crash involving three vehicles on Route 24 northbound at mile marker 0.8 in Fall River. The crash resulted in fatal injuries to the operator of one vehicle and serious injuries to the operator of another. The operator of the third vehicle involved was not injured.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2004 Ford F-250, operated by a 28-year-old man from Tiverton, R.I., was traveling southbound when, for reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle crossed the median into the northbound lanes and struck a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The operator of the Chevrolet, a 35-year-old man from Lakeville, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Ford was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. A 2018 GMC Terrain, operated by a 26-year-old man from Fall River, was also involved in the crash. No tow truck was required as it was able to be driven from the scene by the operator and no injuries were sustained by any of the occupants.
The crash resulted in the closure of the southbound left travel lane and northbound right travel lane for approximately two hours. The crash remains under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit. Troopers were assisted on scene by Fall River Fire and EMS. No further information is available at this time, please do not contact the barracks directly.