State Police ID Victim in Monday's Fatal Wareham Crash

Still seeking second driver who may have fled the scene...

From the Massachusetts State Police (verbatim):

February 5, 2019 – The passenger of the Nissan Titan killed in yesterday’s crash has been identified as Joseph Faria, 48 of Fall River. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.

Original Release - February 4, 2019 – An early morning crash on Route 195 in Wareham left one person dead and another being treated for minor injuries.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Gregory Furtado indicates that at about 4:45 a.m. this morning, a 2012 Nissan Titan pickup was traveling on Route 195 Eastbound when it is believed to have struck a light grey dump truck.  The Nissan then traveled off the right side of the roadway and crashed into the woodline.  The truck believed to have been involved in this crash left the scene prior to the trooper’s arrival.

The passenger in the Nissan, a 48-year-old Fall River man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The operator, a 33-year-old man, also from Fall River man, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Toby Hospital in Wareham for treatment.

The cause of this crash, including identifying the truck and operator believed to have been involved and who left the scene of the crash, remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.

State Police were assisted on scene by Wareham Fire and EMS.

It is believed that the other truck which may have been involved may have damage to the left rear of the truck bed, including possible black paint transfer.  If anyone has any information on this other truck believed to be involved, please contact the State Police Barracks in Bourne at 508-759-4488 or dial 911.


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