UPDATE FROM THE HARWICH PD:
On Saturday morning at approximately 12:30am the Harwich Police and Fire Departments responded to a single car crash near the intersection of Orleans Road and Chatham Road. A car traveling east on Orleans Road had left the road and struck a utility pole and a tree.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was found deceased inside the car. The driver has been identified as Dylan Coyne, age 23 of Yarmouth. Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Coyne during this difficult time.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Harwich Police Department and the Cape Cod Regional Crash Reconstruction Team.
Orleans Road is expected to be closed for the majority of the day today while utility crews make repairs and crash investigation is conducted.
INITIAL HN COVERAGE:
HARWICH – The first police officers on scene found wreckage so badly mangled they were unable to tell what type of vehicle it was.
At about 12:30 a.m., first responders encountered a hazardous crash scene at the intersection of Route 39 and Chatham Road, where a single vehicle had just sliced through a utility pole before rolling over and wrapping around a tree. There were live wires down on the vehicle and Eversource had to shut off power before police and firefighters could even get close enough to search for victims…
… and when they did they found the deceased driver.
On their Facebook page, the Harwich Police advised the public to avoid the area, saying, “Rt 39 between Lovers Lane and Tody Bole is closed due to a serious motor vehicle crash. Power is out in the area and it will be closed for an unknown amount of time for crash reconstruction. Please seek alternate route.”
The Harwich Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash and HN will provide official details as they become available. The following HN Video highlights the scene…