May 4, 2012 – Arjens Marcial Santiago, 21, and a 19 year old Swansea resident sustained serious personal injuries while operating separate vehicles involved a three car accident. Randy Rauchle, 59, from Middletown, Rhode Island, was operating the third vehicle, but was not injured in the crash. The accident occurred on Route 24 southbound in Fall River near the President Avenue exit at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Santiago was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital in New Bedford. The unidentified Swansea resident was taken to Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River.
All lanes of traffic remained closed until approximately 4:15 p.m. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.