FALL RIVER (WBSM) — The identity of the man who died in a highway crash on Thursday, Oct. 26, has been released.

Duncan Martin, 29, a native of Longmont, Colorado, was driving a Toyota Corolla when it crashed into a tree after hitting an SUV on I-195 in Fall River. State Police responded to the crash shortly before noon.

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Martin was just weeks away from graduating from UMass School of Law in Dartmouth and was living in Fall River. UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller told students and staff last week that Martin was preparing to take the bar exam and begin a legal career.

“It is always painful and difficult to see a life so full of meaning and promise cut short,” Fuller wrote to the university community. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Duncan’s family, friends and classmates during this very sad time.”

The driver of the other vehicle involved was not seriously injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

Martin is the second UMass student to have died as a result of a crash this year. Frank Petillo Jr., 19, of New Jersey was struck and killed while walking near his dorm on Ring Road in April. The driver of the car that hit him is facing a charge of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation.

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