State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Somerset

Massachusetts State Police Release–02132012–State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Somerset 

Today at 5:20 a.m., troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Dartmouth responded to reports of a single car motor vehicle crash on Route 195 eastbound, by Exit 4 in Somerset that resulted in a fatality.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Sean Botello indicates that a 2006 Toyota Tundra was being operated by George Oliver, a 60 year old male from Fall River, Massachusetts. The vehicle was driving eastbound when, for reasons unknown, left the roadway at Exit 4 striking the guardrail, several trees and came to rest in the woods.

The Somerset Fire Department removed the victim from the car and Somerset EMS transported him to Charlton Hospital in critical condition. The victim of the crash later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The facts and circumstances of the crash still remain under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Somerset Fire Department and EMS also assisted at the scene.

No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.