State Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run in Seekonk

SEEKONK – Last night at 11:25 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck on Route195 westbound, in the vicinity of Exit one in Seekonk. The victim, a young man, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the car that hit the young man.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Allyson Powell indicates that Jacob M. Mayo,18, of Seekonk, was on foot in the breakdown lane when he was struck by a passing car. Mayo suffered serious injuries and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the car that struck Mayo fled the scene.

The investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash, including why the victim was in the breakdown lane, is being conducted by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and State Police detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Evidence gathered at the scene indicates the vehicle involved is possibly a red 2000 to 2005 Hyundai Accent with front end damage and a damaged windshield, and which is missing the right side view mirror. Anyone with information regarding this crash is requested to call the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth at (508) 993-8373.

State Police were also assisted at the scene by the Seekonk Fire Department and the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

During the crash investigation, the far right travel lane and breakdown lane were closed for approximately one hour.

Hit & Run Suspect Vehicle –12/17/2010 11:30pm
Route 195 WB, Seekonk

Red Hyundai Accent – possible years 2000-2005
Similar in appearance to vehicle shown

May possibly have damage to right side of hood & fender and windshield.

Any information please contact MSP Dartmouth @ 1-508-993-8373