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One dead, two injured, in crash on Route 195 in Dartmouth



Photo courtesy of Dartmouth Police

One person has died in a serious crash on Route 195.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, shortly after 10 PM Sunday Massachusetts State Troopers, along with Fire and EMS units, responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 195 westbound in Dartmouth that resulted in one fatality and injuries to two other occupants.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Jeep was westbound when, for reasons still under investigation, it went off the road to the left, entered the grassy median, and struck a tree.

A passenger in the rented Jeep Cherokee was determined to be deceased at the scene. She is identified as Eleanor Estrella, 63, of New Bedford.

The two surviving victims were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital. The driver, a 25-year-old New Bedford woman, suffered life-threatening injuries and at last update was in critical condition. The other passenger, a 17-year-old New Bedford girl, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Those who knew Eleanor remembered her as a great person and friend who was sweet and fun to be around.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police, 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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