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Passenger ejected from car, killed in 7-car Stoughton crash

STOUGHTON, Mass. —One man was killed early Sunday morning after a seven-car accident on Route 24.

Massachusetts State Police responded to a call at 3:11 a.m. about a pedestrian struck on Route 24 near Exit 20 in Stoughton.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicates a 1999 Acura was driving on the northbound side when it crashed for reasons unknown. One passenger was ejected from the car and then struck by six vehicles.

The victim has been identified as Fabricio Tavares, 21, of Brockton.

The driver of the Acura, identified as Danielson Dacostatavares, 20, of Brockton, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. Dacostatavares was charged with marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor and motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation.

A 28-year-old man from Roslindale driving a 2008 Ford Fusion was also transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

The northbound side of the highway at the Stoughton-Avon line was closed as Massachusetts State Police investigated the crash. It was reopened at 8:55 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Source: WCVB