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I-195 single car crash in Dartmouth kills driver



Photo courtesy of Nicole Gorton

A serious car accident this afternoon has claimed the life of one man.

According to Jennifer Sowa from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police responded to a single car motor vehicle accident on Route 195 Eastbound in Dartmouth between Route 88 and Highland Avenue at approximately 3:00 p.m. today. It was determined that the motor vehicle involved was travelling on 195 East when it left the roadway and struck the Highland Avenue overpass bridge. The male operator and lone occupant, Richard Carroll, of New Canaan, CT, was immediately transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the right travel lane of Route 195 Eastbound was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours.

This matter remains under investigation.

Trooper Fortin is being assisted in this investigation by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and Bristol County DA’s Office. Also assisting on scene were members of Dartmouth Fire and EMS, and the Massachusetts department of Transportation.

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