Truck Driver Arraigned in Crash that Shut Down Old Bass River Road Overpass

December 6th crash left a woman with serious injuries...
MassDOT photo of critical damage done to the Old Bass River Road overpass when it was struck by a tractor trailer December 6th. (MassDOT photo)

The driver of the tractor trailer that struck the Old Bass River Road overpass on Route 6 last December 6th was arraigned today in Orleans District Court.   The crash left a Brewster woman injured after bridge debris struck the car in which she was riding.  

Defendant Jose Fernandes (DOB 9/9/78) is charged with Negligent Operation, Operating with a Suspended License and also faces a civil charge of Oversize Motor vehicle.

Fernandes was released on personal recognizance.    His next court date is February 21, 2020.

The crash caused critical damage to the support structure of the bridge.  The overpass remains closed at least until spring. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on