Dartmouth woman injured in fatal car crash

Mar 29, 2021

A Dartmouth woman was seriously injured and her passenger was killed in a one-car crash in New Bedford on March 28, according to a press release from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

The driver  a 21-year-old Dartmouth woman whose identity was not disclosed  sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, according to the release.

She remains in serious but stable condition.

Front seat passenger Tierrah Martinez, 20, of Fall River was declared dead at the scene.

New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating the crash, which took place at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on Route 18 near the intersection with Walnut Street in New Bedford.

Police responding to 911 calls found a 2009 Honda Civic in the southbound lanes with significant passenger side damage, according to the release.  

A preliminary investigation indicates the car was traveling north when it veered off the road, mounted the median and struck a cobblestone planter.

The investigation is ongoing.

A spokesperson for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office noted that the driver has not been charged with anything at this time.