FALMOUTH – At this point in the investigation, the scene leads police to believe the driver possible overdosed on heroin prior to his vehicle rolling over onto its roof.
According to a Falmouth Police press statement, on July 15, 2017, at about 3:15PM, officers and rescue workers responded to a roll-over crash on Ter Heun Drive.
Officers found a vehicle on its roof, leaking gas, with a nearby broken utility pole, and electrical wires hanging over the roadway.
Patrolman Chad Leighton, along with Falmouth Fire Rescue personnel, found the male driver unconscious and alone in the vehicle.
The driver was extricated and given first aid, which included multiple doses of Narcan.
The driver was transported to Falmouth Hospital. (There is no further information regarding his current condition…)
Although the crash remains under investigation, preliminary information seems to indicate the 2000 Toyota 4-Runner was travelling on Ter Heun Drive when the driver overdosed on heroin, losing consciousness, and control of the vehicle.
The vehicle reportedly crossed over the center line and westbound traffic lane, prior to striking the telephone pole and rolling over.
The driver is said to be a lower Cape resident in his early 40s.
Ter Heun Drive needed to be completely shut down for a period of time as Eversource repaired the utility pole.
[Photo and details courtesy of the Falmouth Police Department]