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Massachusetts State Police capture fleeing suspect after crash involving stolen car in Fall River



Photo courtesy of Melody Oliveira

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a suspect reportedly fled from police in a stolen car before crashing in Fall River.

According to Massachusetts State Trooper Brandon Doherty, a vehicle, determined to be stolen, was observed travelling at a high rate of speed on Route 24 South in Fall River at approximately 3:00 p.m.

A stationary Trooper on the lookout for the vehicle spotted it in the area of exit 5, where the vehicle exited the highway. The Trooper lost sight of the vehicle and began to canvass the area parking lots without locating the stolen car.

A short time later, the Trooper came upon a crash in the area of Eastern Avenue and Bedford Street between the stolen vehicle and an SUV.

Photo courtesy of Melody Oliveira

Bystanders and the SUV’s operator were able to describe the operator of the stolen car and directed Troopers to his location behind a wooden fence. He was placed into custody.

The operator of the SUV was transported due to possible injuries from the crash, and the driver of the stolen car was transported with minor injuries.

The name of the suspect was not released.

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