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Victim’s name released in fatal Route 24 crash in Fall River



The victim’s name has been released from a fatal crash in Fall River that took place this month.

According to Massachusetts State Police, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 8th, Troopers assigned to State Police-Dartmouth responded to reports of a crash involving three vehicles on Route 24 northbound at mile marker 0.8 in Fall River on June 8th. The crash resulted in fatal injuries to the operator of one vehicle and serious injuries to the operator of another. The operator of the third vehicle involved was not injured.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Ford F-250, operated by a 28-year-old man from Tiverton, R.I., was traveling southbound when, for reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle crossed the median into the northbound lanes and struck a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The operator, 35-year-old James Dumas Jr. from Lakeville, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Ford was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. A 2018 GMC Terrain, operated by a 26-year-old man from Fall River, was also involved in the crash. No tow truck was required as it was able to be driven from the scene by the operator and no injuries were sustained by any of the occupants.

Dumas left behind two parents and a son Tyler. Family and friends described Jimmy as a fun-loving man who was an incredible father to his son and who was always making people laugh. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, kayaking, snowboarding, dirt bikes, and quads.

A GoFundMe page has been created for Tyler’s college fund and has raised over $22,000.

Fall River Reporter has yet to receive an update on the crash.

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