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Police ID man killed in crash on Fairhaven Bridge

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — One of the drivers involved in a crash on the Fairhaven Bridge in New Bedford has died, New Bedford police confirm.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office identified the victim as 95-year-old Abel Grace Sr. of Mattapoiset.

The call came in around 10:50 a.m. to the Fairhaven Bridge. An Eyewitness News crew on scene said the crash appeared to involve a pickup truck and a commercial box truck.

State Police said the crash happened on the eastbound side of the bridge and the ramp from Route 18 to Route 6 was closed while the investigation played out.

New Bedford police referred all other questions to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

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