DARTMOUTH – On Sunday, November 26, 2017 at approximately 4:35 a.m., Dartmouth Police, and other emergency personnel, responded to the area of 251 Barney’s Joy Road for a reported single vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, officers located the operator of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, and identified him as Jay Patel, 22, of New Paltz, New York, as well as his passenger, identified as Edward Bowles, 31, of Millis, Massachusetts.

As a result of injuries they sustained during the crash, both parties were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, where Bowles passed away a short time later.

The crash in currently under investigation by members of the Dartmouth Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit, Dartmouth Police Detective Division, and Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Bristol County D.A.'s Office.

--Dartmouth Police

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