Man Killed in Multi-Car Crash on Rt 24 in Fall River
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Yau Wong Li of West Roxbury.
FALL RIVER - This morning at 4:59 am, troopers from the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth responded to reports of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 24 Southbound at Route 79 in Fall River.
Upon arrival, troopers discovered that a 2000 Acura 35R had struck the left travel lane guardrail and became disabled perpendicular to oncoming traffic in that lane. A SUV struck the disabled vehicle broadside and also became disabled in the left lane. A van then rear-ended the SUV which caused the van to roll over.
The male* passenger of the SUV was struck by the vehicle he was a passenger in after the SUV was struck by the van. He was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.
The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
During the incident all lanes were closed on Route 24 Southbound and traffic was diverted off of exit 8A. All lanes were reopened at approximately 7:20 am.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Dartmouth Barracks, Troop D Headquarters, Detectives assigned to the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS). Fall River Fire and EMS, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) assisted on scene.
No further information is currently available.
-Massachusetts State Police
*State Police originally reported the victim as being female, but have since corrected that report.