FALL RIVER – A three-car crash on Route 24 sent two people to area hospitals Wednesday afternoon.
According to Trooper Thomas Murphy of the Massachusetts State Police, the accident occurred at 3 p.m. on Route 24 southbound near the President Avenue exit. The operator of a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant, 21-year old Arjenis Marcial-Santiago, was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital and a 19-year old Swansea resident, who was driving a 2004 Toyota RAV 4, was transported to Saint Anne’s Hospital. Neither injury was believed to be life-threatening. Fifty-nine-year-old Randy Rauchle of Middletown, R.I., operating a 2012 Porsche, was not injured in the crash.
Murphy said all lanes of traffic were blocked for a brief period and the scene was completely cleared by 4:15 p.m. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.