Fall River Man Killed in Westport Crash on Thanksgiving Identified
WESTPORT — The man killed in a single-vehicle car crash on I-195 in Westport in the early morning hours on Thanksgiving Day has been identified as 22-year-old Holdjer Decarvalho of Fall River.
The Bristol County District Attorney's office said Decarvalho was found dead in his car, which was on fire on the highway when first responders arrived just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 24.
The crash took place on I-195 west just before Exit 16 in Westport.
Emergency services were alerted by a call from a motorist, who said the vehicle was engulfed in flames, according to the D.A.'s office.
State police and Westport fire department crews were sent to the scene.
Once the flames were extinguished, emergency workers found Decarvalho dead inside the vehicle.
No other vehicles were apparently involved in the crash, the D.A.'s office said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Decarvalho's obituary states that he was born in Brockton and graduated from Dean College with a degree in criminal justice and homeland security.
The obituary goes on to note that he played volleyball and enjoyed spending time with family, including his parents and three siblings.
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