State Police Investigate Pedestrian Fatal on Route 195 in Seekonk

At approximately 8:25 p.m. Saturday, troopers from the State Police barracks in Dartmouth responded to reports of a pedestrian struck on Route 195 westbound near Exit 1 in Seekonk.

Upon arrival, troopers learned that a Honda Odyssey van traveling westbound and being operated by a woman from Rhode Island had struck a pedestrian in the left travel lane.

Preliminary investigation by State Troopers indicates the man tried to evade a Seekonk Police Officer who attempted to stop his vehicle. The man drove behind the Motel 6 located on Fall River Avenue and fled his vehicle on foot.

The suspect ran onto Route 195. He ran across the right and middle travel lanes and was struck by the Honda Odyssey as he crossed into the left lane, according to a the preliminary investigation.

Neither the driver of the van nor her two occupants were injured. The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where he was pronounced deceased. His identity will be released at a later time.

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by troopers from the Dartmouth Barracks, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Crime Scene Services (CSSS), and Seekonk Police.

No further information is available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.