Durfee Senior Killed in I-195 Rollover
A Durfee High School senior was killed in an accident on her way to prom Friday evening, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.
Greg Miliote, a spokesperson for District Attorney Thomas Quinn III, said in a release Hannah Raposo, 18, was ejected from her 2003 Ford Explorer after it flipped several times while traveling southbound on Route 24, three miles from the I-195 interchange around 6 p.m..
Raposo and an 18-year-old male passenger were apparently on their way to White's of Westport for Durfee's senior prom. Both were transported to Rhode Island Hospital where Raposo succumbed to her injuries.
The passenger was treated for minor to moderate injuries.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Raposo is the granddaughter of former Fall River City Councilor Mike Miozza.
Parents of students received an automated phone call informing them a fatal accident involved a student, and they along with students posted about the incident on social media.
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia released a statement around 10 p.m. on his Facebook page.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and students of the young lady who lost her life tonight. Please continue to pray for the young man who is recovering. I know our community will come together with love and support and I will do whatever I can to help those who are devastated by this very sad news tonight. School officials and counsellors will be available to our students."
The accident is currently under investigation by Fall River Police and Massachusetts State Police.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.