Double fatal crash in Falmouth
SUV was encountered on Otis base-police say there was no pursuit
Vehicles involved in a double fatal crash in Falmouth lie in an impound yard. AAP
FALMOUTH - There was a horrible crash in Falmouth about 9:30 PM Saturday evening. Authorities were called to Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151) and Sandwich Road. A total of six vehicles collided. Falmouth Police tell CWN witnesses reported a green Toyota 4Runner was traveling at a high rate of speed when it was struck by a Saab convertible. The impact caused the 4Runner to crash into a Dodge Ram pickup, a Volvo station wagon and a Mazda MX3. Debris from the collision also struck a Nissan Xterra. The operator of the Dodge Ram Pickup 48-year old Edward Kipp of RI was pronounced dead at the scene. The 4Runner wound up on its side ejecting both occupants. They were both flown to Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where the passenger 26-year old Michael Warren of Falmouth later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the 4Runner 23-year old Michael Catarius of Mashpee remains in critical condition. About seven other less seriously injured were also taken to Falmouth Hospital. The large number of injuries prompted a mass casualty incident (MCI) declaration bringing several additional ambulances to the scene. The driver of the Saab is identified as 26-year old Dale Holzworth of East Falmouth. The Volvo was driven by 36-year old Peter Jones of Mashpee. 27-year old Michael Runnels of Forestdale was driving the Mazda and 26-year old Alicia Long of Falmouth was operating the Nissan Xterra. The scene was closed down for much of the night while Falmouth Police assisted by a Mass State Police Crash Team reconstructed the crash as part of their investigation. Published reports say the Toyota 4Runner was apparently trespassing moments earlier at the Otis base and stopped at a security gate. Guards called state police who have enforcement power there. When the state cruiser arrived the 4Runner reportedly sped off. Police emphatically say they were not pursing the vehicle and say the trooper came upon the crash while checking the area for the vehicle. The Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office is now involved in the investigation. Stay with CWN for continuing coverage of this crash.
Alleged OUI drugs driver causes 2 crashes along Route 28 in Hyannis
HYANNIS - A driver allegedly under the influence of drugs was reportedly responsible for two separate crashes shortly before midnight along Route 28 in Hyannis that shut down the major route for a time. The first crash happened near the airport rotary. The suspect vehicle then reportedly continued down Route 28 before striking a utility pole by the town DPW garage. The driver 20-year old Laura Kelley of Marstons Mills was arrested by Barnstable Police for operating under the influence of drugs (cocaine and heroin), operating to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident, and failing to yield.
Woman Medflighted after collision between motorcycle, SUV
YARMOUTH - A woman was seriously injured after his motorcycle collided with an SUV at the Route 28/Main Street "Four Corners" intersection near the Bass River Bridge. 39-year old Leila Botsford of Centerville the motorcycle operator was taken to Cape Cod Hospital and then Medflighted to a Boston Hospital. Her husband was on another motorcycle and witnessed the crash. No one in the SUV was injured. Botsford reportedly told investigators solar glare from the setting sun prevented her from seeing the signal light was changing to red. A passing Dennis ambulance crew administered emergency treatment until Yarmouth crews arrived. Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash.
Shoplifting, assault reported in Hyannis
Police cars outside the Super Stop & Shop in Hyannis after a reported shoplifting and assault. Frank Paparo
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are investigating a reported shoplifting that apparently led to the store manager being assaulted. About 7 PM police responded to the Super Stop & Shop in Independence Park. Three alleged shoplifters were confronted by the manager. He was reportedly assaulted by one of them and the three fled the store. One was reportedly brushed by a passing car and knocked out of his shoes. The manager was not seriously injured. Barnstable Police caught one of the suspects a short time later in the woods. The other two were still at large as of press time.
Girl seriously injured in Jet-Ski accident in Bourne
BOURNE - A girl was seriously injured in Monument Beach around 3:30 PM. Reports say the girl fell off the back of a Jet-Ski in Phinneys Harbor and was struck by a second Jet-Ski. A passing boat pulled the 10-year old girl from the water and brought her ashore by Briarwood Lane to meet an ambulance. Medflight was requested but unavailable at the time so the victim was rushed to Tobey Hospital in Wareham and then flown by Coast Guard helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital where she was listed in stable condition.
Victim Lifeflighted from Dennis after reported diving mishap
DENNIS - One person was injured in the Crowes Pasture conservation area in Dennis Saturday afternoon. Sources tell Cape Wide News a person may have dove into shallow water and suffered possible spinal injuries. The victim a 26-year old man was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital and them Lifeflighted from Barnstable Municipal Airport to Boston Medical Center.
Four injured in Falmouth crash
Two teens in Boston hospital seriously injured
FALMOUTH - Four people were injured in a head-on crash in Falmouth Saturday afternoon. The crash happened on Sam Turner Road about 2 PM. At least one person had to be extricated from the wreckage. A passenger in one car 18-year old Corey Murphy-Barrows of East Falmouth was Medflighted to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. The driver of that car 18-year old Steven Rioux of Falmouth was taken to Falmouth Hospital and then driven by ambulance to Brigham & Women's in Boston. The driver of the other car 44-year old Pamela Soque of Falmouth was treated and released at Falmouth Hospital. Her passenger 73-year old Dolores Boncales was also taken to Falmouth Hospital and was listed in fair condition. Falmouth rescuers called for ambulances from Mashpee and Cotuit to help transport the victims. Falmouth Police cited Rioux for operating unlicensed, operating negligently to endanger and marked lanes violation. Falmouth Police continue to investigate the crash.