The 18-year-old North Dartmouth woman who died as a result of a fatal one-car rollover crash on Route 140 in Freetown Thursday morning can now be publicly identified as Savannah Gonsalves according to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
At around 8:10 a.m on Thursday, Gonsalves was traveling northbound on Route 140 in the area of Exit 8 in Freetown in a 2003 Ford Escape. For reasons still under investigation, Gonsalves appears to have lost control of the vehicle, traveled into the median and then rolled over and crashed on the southbound side of Route 140, coming to rest in the breakdown lane. Gonsalves was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover and pronounced deceased at the scene by a lieutenant with the Freetown Fire Department at 8:15 a.m.
The fatal crash remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Collison Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Troopers assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
State Police were assisted on scene by Freetown Fire and EMS, Freetown Police, and MassDOT.