UPDATE – The following is a brief statement from Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police:
Fatality of operator confirmed. The unbelted operator, a 22 year old Hyannis woman, was ejected from the Hyundai and suffered fatal injuries.
Preliminary investigation by MSP indicates that a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling east on Route 6 approaching exit 78A. For reasons still under investigation, shortly before 1 a.m., the vehicle crossed the solid yellow fog line on the northern edge of road, driving onto the rumble strip. The operator attempted to turn hard to the right to re-enter the travel lane and the Hyundai rotated and rolled over and then went off the southern edge of the road.
The unbelted operator was ejected from the Hyundai. The front passenger, who was belted, was able to remove herself from the Hyundai with minor injuries.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop D of the Massachushetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
INITIAL HN REPORT:
DENNIS, MA – [DEVELOPING] – Shortly after midnight police and firefighters responded to the Mid-Cape Highway (Rte. 6) eastbound before Exit 78A (the old Exit 9A) for reports of a single vehicle rollover.
According to radio transmissions, the first officials on scene reported an unresponsive female passenger, still trapped inside the vehicle. At first, they could not find the driver. Moments later they found the driver on the ground, ejected about 50 to 60 feet away from where the vehicle landed.
At least one patient was described as being in “priority one” condition. Both were transported to hospital.
The Massachusetts State Police called in their accident reconstruction team to investigate the scene.
No further details available at the time of this report.
The following HN Video highlights the crash scene moments after the arrival of first responders…
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