The view from Route 132 in Barnstable of the backup on the Route 6 overpass.
Update: On fatal Barnstable Crash
BARNSTABLE - About 5:45 AM this morning State Police and rescue teams responded to a rollover motor vehicle accident on Route 6 down the median at the Barnstable/Yarmouth line.
One person was medflighted to Boston and one was DOA at the scene. (authorities have now identified the victims-see previous story below).
Route 6 was tied up and backed up to Exit 6 for about two or three hours and drivers were standing outside their cars until 9:30am at which time the vehicle from the accident was towed from the scene.
Photos show the extensive damage to the vehicle.
The Times reports all the three girls in the two fatal crashes in this edition were friends and often hung out together (see related stories below). Police are still investigating both crashes but say speed appears to be a factor in both.
All photos above by Frank Paparo.
See the NECN video of both crash scenes here.
Fatal crash stymies eastbound commute on Route 6
BARNSTABLE - A crash shortly before 6 AM on Route 6 eastbound just before exit 7 choked the morning commute to the outer Cape to a near standstill.
A Subaru Forester wound up on its roof in the median. Barnstable and Yarmouth rescuers extricated the passenger 18-year old Emily M. Sylvia of Davenport, FL using the Jaws of Life.
A Medflight helicopter (in photo on right behind police cars) landed on the highway and flew Sylvia to Brighan & Women's Hospital in Boston. The driver 18-year old Nicole V. Scleparis of Plymouth also had to be extricated from the wreckage. Tragically Scleparis was pronounced dead at the scene. Traffic was still down to the breakdown lane while reconstruction officers investigated the crash. Traffic was backed up several miles at one point. Photo by R. Copley.
Fatal crash reported in Dennis
DENNIS - A crash in Dennis about 5:30 AM shut down Old Chatham Road for some 2 1/2 hours. The scene was near the Harwich line. Reports say the Mercury Grand Marquis was split in two by the impact against a tree. The driver 18-year old Kelly Ann Brennan of Harwich was killed. Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council's Accident Reconstruction Unit crews were on scene investigating for some time. We'll bring you further details as we get them.