Driver charged in Willow Street crash

Six sent to hospital following Willow Street crash
Firefighters removed the driver from a 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant after it crashed head on with a CCRTA bus. Yarmouth Police Dept. photo.

YARMOUTH - A three-vehicle crash that occurred around 12 p.m. Friday sent six people to the hospital. According to a Yarmouth police release, 47-year-old Carmen J. Cappuccio of 18 Circle Drive in Falmouth is being held responsible for the crash.

Police believe Cappuccio was driving his 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant towards Hyannis when he left his lane and struck a CCRTA bus head on.  Debris from the impact struck a third vehicle.

Five people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. The condition of all five is unknown. Cappuccio, according to police, was trapped in his car before being removed by Yarmouth firefighters. Firefighters then facilitated transport to a Boston area hospital via MedFlight helicopter. Cappuccio's condition is also unknown.

The noonday crash closed busy Willow Street for an hour and a half causing motorist delays and detours.

Police have charged Cappuccio with operating with a revoked license, speeding, operating to endanger and failure to stay within marked lanes.


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