Single-car crash on I-195 leaves twin brothers dead

Dec 25, 2021

Twin brothers from Pawtucket, R.I., were killed in Mattapoisett Christmas Eve morning when their car went off the road into the median along I-195 west.

Emergency responders responded to several 911 calls at about 11:10 a.m. and found Alberto Morales and Ruddy Morales, 33, in a Honda Accord, according to information from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. 

The men were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where they were pronounced dead, the district attorney’s office said.

“It’s been a tough holiday week for the first responders here in Mattapoisett,’’ Mattapoisett Fire Rescue reported on their Facebook page. They sent “sincere condolences’’ to family and friends of the brothers.

“The twin brothers impacted many lives,’’ according to a GoFundMe fundraiser page established to help with funeral expenses. “We are all devastated’’ by the loss.

They were described on the GoFundMe page as “wonderful” brothers, fathers and friends “who touched the lives of those around them. They leave behind their mother, father, son/daughter, friends and many loved ones.’’

The single-vehicle crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Mattapoisett Police, and the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Unit.  

“These types of calls are tough to respond to whenever they occur, but they are especially challenging this time of year,’’ Mattapoisett Fire Rescue wrote.

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Dec. 27 to include information from the State Police, Mattapoisett Fire Rescue, and a fundraiser created by the men’s family.