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Dennis police investigate three-vehicle crash involving police SUV

Pickup driver cited for failure to stop for a red light

DENNIS - Dennis police are investigating a three-vehicle crash involving a department vehicle driven by a Dennis police officer Wednesday. According to a Dennis police release, additional officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 134 and Route 6A in Dennis Wednesday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m.

According to police, the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling west on Route 6A failed to stop at a red light and struck the Dennis police vehicle, a 2014 Ford Explorer crossing Route 6A from Bridge Street to Route 134. The impact reportedly pushed the Silverado into the eastbound lane of Route 6A where it struck a 2010 Mazda CX-7.

The drivers of the Silverado and the CX-7 were not injured. Officer Joseph Morris, who was driving the Explorer, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Silverado, 33-year-old Douglas Shafer of South Dennis was cited for operating to endanger, failure to stop at a red light and failure to stay within marked lanes, police said.

The crash is under investigation.

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