Victim Identified in Fatal Fairhaven Crash
FAIRHAVEN — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has identified the victim in this evening’s fatal crash in Fairhaven.
At about 5:15 p.m., Fairhaven Police responded to the area of 475 Bridge Street after receving a 911 call regarding a serious crash.
A spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office says the vehicle involved, a 2008 Ford F-150, had left the roadway and struck a tree before then becoming engulfed in flames. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as 31-year-old Shane Pacheco of North Dartmouth, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The spokesman said accident reconstruction is ongoing at this time, and Fairhaven Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the D.A.’s Office, and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are working together on the investigation.