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5 injured, 4 from Fall River, including 1 and 3-year-olds, in Route 24 crash



Officials were on the scene of a serious crash Thursday evening.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, the crash involved a 2014 Volvo S60 sedan operated by a 17-year-old male from Taunton and a 2005 Toyota Sienna van operated by a 28-year-old Fall River woman and occupied by three passengers, two children ages 1 and 3 and a 40-year-old Fall River man.

Preliminary investigation by MSP suggests that at approximately 9:40 p.m. the Sienna was southbound on Route 24 when it changed lanes from the left lane to the right lane because it was approaching a road construction setup that caused the left lane to be closed ahead. Signs indicating the lane closure were clearly posted. The investigation suggests that, simultaneously, the Volvo S60 was also southbound. The Volvo’s front end impacted the rear end of the Sienna in the right lane, causing both vehicles to spin out of control.

The one-year-old infant in the Sienna was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital with serious injuries. The other child and both adult passengers in the Sienna were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with minor injuries. The driver of the Volvo was transported to Morton Hospital in Taunton with minor injuries.

Route 24 Southbound was closed prior to exit 20.

The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crash is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County.

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