Thursday, 4:30 PM
One killed, three hurt in Fall River crash
By Steven H. Bagley, Globe Correspondent
A driver was killed and his three passengers were injured in a single-car crash on Route 195 westbound in Fall River early Sunday morning.
According to police, the driver, Nathaniel Abrantes, 26, of Westport was speeding when he lost control of his 2001 Toyota Avalon, which then rolled over. Abrantes, who was not wearing his safety belt, was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
The vehicle's passengers all sustained injuries. Steven P. Abrantes Jr., 30, of Fall River, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, and was treated and released later Sunday morning. Robert Manchester, 24, and Anthony McArdle, 21, both of Fall River, were treated for minor injuries at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, and subsequently released.
As a result of the crash and subsequent investigation, Route 195 west was closed for about two hours.