MASHPEE – A state police helicopter and K-9 were called in to assist Mashpee Police search for the driver of a heavily damaged Range Rover that had just struck a large boulder and rolled onto it’s side.
The single vehicle crash happened in the front yard of 98 Main Street/Route 130 last evening shortly after 8:00 p.m..
As you will see and hear in the following HN Video, nearby witness heard and “felt” the crash from inside of their home. When they went to check, the driver was nowhere to be found.
Route 130 just north of Route 28 needed to be completely closed down for a period time as police searched for the driver who was suspected to have significant injuries.
The Range Rover was apparently traveling north on Route 130 when it crossed the center line and left the roadway, striking a large boulder and moving it a distance of several yards before rolling onto its side.
A Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit responded and searched nearby yards with no luck. As you will hear in the HN Video, a state police helicopter equipped with a FLIR thermal imaging camera also responded after crew members established it was safe to do so after expressing concern about nearby weather. The helicopter hovered over the scene searching nearby wooded areas but also had no luck.
Police were on scene investigating until shortly before 11:00 p.m.. As of 11:00 p.m., the driver was still unaccounted for…
HN will provide official updates as they become available.