Monday Night Fall River Crash Results in Fatality

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
​​Thomas M. Quinn III
​​District Attorney​

Press Release
August 12, 2020​​​​​​​​​
Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office , Accident Reconstruction Units, Fall River Police, and prosecutors are investigating a fatal traffic accident, which occurred Monday night in Fall River.
At approximately 9:37 pm, Fall River Police and emergency personnel responded to the intersection of South Main and Middle street for reports of a serious traffic accident involving a Harley Davidson motorcycle being struck by a Honda Civic.
When first responders arrived on scene, they located the driver of the motorcycle lying in the middle of the roadway.  The 28-year-old driver of the Honda Civic and his two passengers remained on scene and were ​interviewed by police. 
The motorcyclist, later identified as Eric Liebl, 51, of Swansea was rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. The victim had sustained serious head trauma in the crash.  
Despite efforts by doctors at Rhode Island Hospital, the victim died on Tuesday afternoon at 12:59 p.m.
The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing at this time.  If criminal charges are lodged, this office will send out a follow up media advisory. 
Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications