July 7, 2009 – Gleidson Pereira, 23, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was the operator of a motor vehicle, which crashed. Pereira has died as the result of the single car accident on I-95 North in Attleboro, Massachusetts early Sunday morning. Two passengers, Ivanildo De Sousa, 27, and Lavdeir De Silva, 29, also from Plymouth, both died as well. Another passenger, Samuel Troy-Mendes, 29, also of Plymouth, suffered serious pesonal injuries and was treated at Rhode Island Hospital.
Pereira apparently lost control of the car near Exit 3 at about 2:43 a.m. The car rolled and struck several tree stumps before coming to rest, according to the Massachusetts State Police. None of the occupants was wearing a seat belt , and all four were ejected from the vehicle. The Massachusetts state police and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the accident and to date, no one has been charged.
The victims were among eight deaths as the result of motor vehicle accidents this weekend in eastern Massachusetts. Three others died, also in a single car crash in the early morning in Walpole, Massachusetts leaving one survivor. Another man died in Quincy and an eighth in Sudbury last evening.