Fall River police arrest man in fatal hit-and-run involving box truck, motorcycle

FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash with a box truck in Fall River early Thursday morning.

The driver of that truck has now been arrested, police say.

Irvin Dominguez-Cruz, 37, was arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He was uninjured in the crash and is expected to be arraigned Friday morning in Fall River District Court.

Police officers responding to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Courtney Street involving a truck and motorcycle about 6 a.m. found an injured motorcyclist in the street, police said.

The motorcyclist, Christopher P. Mills, 29, of Taunton, was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation suggests Mills was heading north on Highland Avenue when the box truck, which was traveling south, started to turn onto Courtney Street.

Mills tried to stop, leaving a 25- or 30-yard skidmark before hitting the passenger side of the truck, police said.


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