A single vehicle crash early Saturday in Dartmouth took the life of a Fairhaven man.

On Saturday, February 8, at approximately 2:09 a.m., Dartmouth police, along with other emergency personnel, responded to the area of 373 Cross Road to investigate a single car crash with injuries, according to a statement from the Dartmouth Police Department.

Upon arrival, officers observed that a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan had left the roadway and struck both a utility pole and stone wall.

The operator, identified as David Costa, Jr., 23, of Fairhaven, was extracted from the vehicle and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where he died a short time later.

The crash is under investigation by the Dartmouth POlice Department Crash Reconstruction Unit with assistance from Massachusetts State Police and Dartmouth Police detectives.

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