UPDATE FROM THE YPD:
WOMAN DIES IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at approximately 5:20PM, the Yarmouth Police Department Emergency 911 Center received a call from a man calling for help. At a home in Seminole Drive in Yarmouthport.
Members of the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments arrived at the scene and found Deborah Reade-Kochka, age 52 gravely injured.
Kochka was provided life saving measures and transported to Cape Cod Hospital where she was unable to be revived and was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation indicates that her husband
Donald, arrived home from work to discover his wife pinned between her 2017 Honda SUV and the garage door of their house.
The Yarmouth Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit, Detectives, and Massachusetts State Police are conducting a followup investigation.
The Yarmouth Police Department and Yarmouth Town Officials offer our deepest condolences to the Kochka Family.
Initial HN coverage:
YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – As you will see in the following HN Video, officers were investigating a somber and tragic crash scene this evening, where a 53-year-old (possibly now updated to “52-year-old”) woman became trapped between her car and the garage door frame, after somehow crashing through the garage door…
According to police officials on scene, she didn’t survive her injuries.
The accident happened in the driveway of 38 Seminole Drive in Yarmouth, sometime prior to 6:00 pm…
YPD accident reconstruction experts responded to the scene, along with state police assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office. The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with photos.
This is a developing story. The investigation is active and ongoing. Sources on scene reported the victim’s age as 53, other news sources are now saying 52. They are also saying her husband was the one who found her and that the SUV was still in drive… This appears to have been a very tragic freak accident and investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. Stay tuned to HN for ongoing coverage and official updates…. [DEVELOPING]
The following HN Video highlights the scene…