State Police Investigating Double-Fatal Crash in Fall River

Two RI men killed in Fall River crash

Sunday morning at about 1:35 a.m., State Police from the Dartmouth barracks responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 24 in Fall River south of exit 8A which resulted in the death of two men.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Antone Pereira indicates that a 2003 Mercury was traveling on Route 24 northbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

The operator, a 36-year-old man from Providence RI, and a passenger, a 23-year-old man from Providence RI, were both transported to Charlton Hospital where they were pronounced dead. A 23-year-old passenger was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section and Bristol County Detectives.

State Police were also assisted on scene by Fall River Fire and EMS, and Mass DOT.

The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending family notification. No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.

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