Driver dies after crashing into Taunton River

A 22-year-old Taunton man died on Saturday after crashing an SUV through the guard rail of the Edward McCarthy Memorial Bridge and landing in the Taunton River, Taunton police said.

According to a statement from police, the man was traveling south on County Street at 1:33 a.m. when he crashed into the bridge. He was transported to Morton Hospital with life- threatening injuries and pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Taunton Police and Fire Department Dive Teams assisted in recovering the driver and the vehicle from the river. Taunton Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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