More information has been released by police concerning yesterday’s fatal crash.
According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, the passenger of the Chrysler 300 who suffered fatal injuries in last night’s crash on Route 195 in Seekonk was a 16-year-old girl. She was transported to, and pronounced deceased at, Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, not Rhode Island Hospital as previously stated. Because she is a juvenile her name will not be released.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Collision reconstruction generally takes several weeks to complete, according to Procopio.
Two other occupants of the Chrysler, a 40-year-old New Bedford woman who was driving and another passenger, a 14-year-old boy, were also injured. The driver was transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with serious injuries, the passenger, to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.
All four occupants of the Acura were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was a 24-year-old New Bedford man, and the three passengers were women, ages 22 and 24, and a man, 27, all of New Bedford.
The driver and sole occupant of the Lexus, a 34-year-old Providence man, was also transported to Rhode Island Hospital for evaluation of possible injury.
The Chevrolet pickup that, according to the preliminary investigation, began the chain reaction crash by striking the Chrysler was operated by a 43-year-old Johnston, R.I., man and was carrying a 17-year-old female passenger.
The investigation into the crash remains ongoing by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police, the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the MSP Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County.