Victim of Thursday Pedestrian vs. MV Incident in Dartmouth Dies

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney​

Press Release

July 21, 2020​​​​​​

Ryan Silvia, 37, of Fall River died at Rhode Island Hospital Sunday evening as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a motor vehicle last Thursday night on State Road in Dartmouth. 

Police continue to actively investigating a motor vehicle crash that took Mr. Silvia’s life.  Dartmouth Police were called to the area of 671 State Road in Dartmouth at approximately 9:15 pm on Thursday, July 16th. They discovered the victim had been struck by a white BMW 323i in the area of 671 State Road. The driver remained on scene.  The victim, identified as 37 year old Ryan Silvia was located by first responders unresponsive in the roadway with significant injuries.  Due to the  serious nature of the victim’s injuries he was transported by Med Flight to Rhode Island Hospital where he remained in critical condition until Sunday evening. 

Massachusetts State Police detectives from Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s office responded to the scene and are being assisted in the active and ongoing investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and Dartmouth Police detectives.

As the investigation is pending at this time, no further information can be released.​


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications