UPDATE: The following is the actual Massachusetts State Police press statement:
STATE POLICE UPDATE:
The operator of the 2012 BMW who was struck by a pickup truck on Route 6 in Yarmouth last night has been identified at JACQUELINE CHRISTIE, 45, of Dennisport.
This crash remains under investigation. There is no further information available for release at this time.
INITIAL STATE POLICE PRESS STATEMENT:
Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 03212017 – State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Yarmouth
Last night at about 9:20 p.m., State Police from the Yarmouth Barracks responded to a crash on Route 6 westbound, just west of Exit 8, in Yarmouth, which resulted in one fatality.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Justin Waskiewicz indicates that a 45-year-old Dennisport woman was traveling on Route 6 westbound in a 2012 BMW X5 when she sustained a flat tire. She pulled her vehicle over to the right, onto the soft shoulder off the right travel lane, in an area of roadway which has no breakdown lane. As she exited her vehicle, the woman was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck which was traveling westbound at the time.
The operator of the BMW was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the pickup, a 22-year-old man from Dennis, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.
This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section. No charges have been filed at this time.
State Police were assisted on scene by Yarmouth Fire and EMS, Yarmouth Police, and MassDOT.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
Initial HN coverage:
YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – At about 9:15PM, police and firefighters rushed to Route 6 westbound in the area of the West Yarmouth Road overpass.
The initial emergency radio traffic said a person had been “ejected” from a vehicle.
First responders on scene immediately referred to the patient as D.O.A… State police confirmed one person was killed in what is being described as an accident involving two vehicles…
A state trooper called for a “crime scene” unit…
Police needed to initially close down Route 6 to all westbound traffic… eventually allowing one lane of traffic between Exits 8 and 7 as state troopers investigated…
The following video highlights the scene moments after the tragic accident..
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