Date Published:2023-12-22

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Man convicted for a deadly crash on MA 24 in Fall River

FALL RIVER, MA – According to WJAR, a man was convicted and sentenced to prison for a fatal crash that happened on MA 24 near exit 1 on June 8, 2021.

Alexander Farias, 30, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 south on MA 24 while under the influence of fentanyl and cocaine when he entered the northbound lanes of traffic and collided with a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado operated by James Dumas Jr., 35, around 2:30 p.m.

Dumas died from injuries sustained in the collision. Rescue crews transported Farias to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities found drugs and large capacity firearm magazine in Farias’ truck. A blood test showed Farias had cocaine and fentanyl in his system.

Farias pleaded guilty to manslaughter while driving under the influence, a firearms charge, and multiple drug charges.

A judge sentenced Farias to five years in prison and two years of probation.

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Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated: 2023-12-22