Two women were killed Tuesday afternoon when their vehicle jumped a curb and crashed into a building housing a Fall River thrift store, according to authorities.
Seventy-four-year-old Dinasalia Medeiros and 29-year-old Chantel Gould, both residents of Fall River, died as a result of the single-vehicle wreck, the Fall River Police Department announced Wednesday. Another woman in the vehicle and her 18-month-old son also suffered serious injuries, car accident reports state.
Medeiros at about noon Tuesday was northbound in the 400 block of Second Street when her vehicle veered into a curb, police said. Medeiros’ vehicle jumped the curb and slammed into a building on Second Street that houses a thrift store, according to car accident reports.
Emergency medical services personnel responded to the scene, but Medeiros and Gould, her front-seat passenger, had died as a result of their wounds. Two other occupants of the vehicle – identified in car accident reports as a 23-year-old Fall River woman and her 18-month-old child – suffered serious injuries, authorities said.
The woman and her child remain hospitalized, police said Wednesday. The woman is listed as being in stable condition while her son is in serious but stable condition, according to car accident reports.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash and car accident reports do not list any additional injuries.
The Fall River Police Department and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate the wreck. It is unclear from car accident reports available Wednesday whether investigators suspect the involvement of contributing factors like inattentive driving or intoxication.
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