Taunton Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney
Press Release
February 18, 2021
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:05pm., the Taunton Police Department responded to the area of Tremont Street and Shores Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. 
An initial on scene investigation revealed that a Chevy Silverado was traveling south on Tremont Street, when it collided with a Honda Civic which was traveling north on Tremont Street.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that the operator of the Silverado, a 29 year-old Taunton woman, was turning left into a Trucchi’s Supermarket parking lot when her vehicle was struck by the Honda Civic.
The operator of the Civic has been identified as Christopher Silva, 32, of Taunton.  Mr. Silva was rushed to Morton Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The female driver of the Silverado sustained minor injuries in the crash.
No criminal charges have been filed in this incident. The investigation, along with an accident reconstruction effort, is ongoing. 
Gregg Miliote    ​
Director of Communications