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Fall River man dies from pedestrian crash in Dartmouth



A Fall River man has died due to injuries sustained in a pedestrian crash last week.

Ryan Silvia, 37, of Fall River died at Rhode Island Hospital Sunday evening as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a motor vehicle last Thursday night on State Road in Dartmouth.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, police continue to actively investigate the motor vehicle crash that took Silvia’s life. Dartmouth Police were called to the area of 671 State Road in Dartmouth at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 16th. They discovered the victim had been struck by a white BMW 323i in the area of 671 State Road near the Moby Dick Motel. The driver remained on scene. The victim, identified as Silvia, was located by first responders unresponsive in the roadway with significant injuries that included a head injury. Due to the serious nature of Silvia’s injuries, he was transported by Med Flight to Rhode Island Hospital where he remained in critical condition until Sunday evening.

Massachusetts State Police detectives from Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s office responded to the scene and are being assisted in the active and ongoing investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and Dartmouth Police detectives.

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