UPDATE: The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office has identified the victim of the fatal crash as 45-year-old James Bardsley of Mattapoisett.

MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Friday night.

At approximately 8:05 p.m., Mattapoisett Police received a telephone call reporting a motor vehicle crash on Aucoot Road, approximately a quarter mile prior to the entrance to Harbor Beach.

Officers who responded to the crash site found a vehicle that had traveled on Aucoot Road, a two-lane roadway, and had crashed into a telephone pole. Police EMS personnel on scene determined that the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was deceased.

Per protocol, the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team was notified of the fatal crash, and responded to the crash site to assist the Mattapoisett Police Department in the accident investigation.

The Mattapoisett Fire Department also responded to assist with the crash.

At this time, police say there is no additional information available.

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