Police: Fall River teen wasn’t wearing seat belt during crash

The flag at the Boys and Girls Club of Fall River is at half-staff for Hannah Raposo, who died in a crash Friday night. (Photo courtesy Boys and Girls Club of Fall River, and Brian Yocono/WPRI)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Police continue to investigate a crash that took the life of a Fall River teen last Friday.

According to Massachusetts State Police, new evidence strongly suggests that Hannah Raposo, 18, was not wearing a seat belt when her truck lost control and flipped several times.

Raposo, 18, was driving down Route 24 on her way to the Durfee High School prom when the crash occurred.

Her passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered only minor injuries.

Police say that it will likely take several weeks for officials to finalize the reports about Raposo’s seat belt, finish analyzing evidence and pinpoint what caused the crash.

Raposo was a beloved member of the Boys & Girls Club in Fall River and planned on attending Bristol Community College in the fall to study art and biology.

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