Two New Bedford Residents Killed in Freetown Crash
FREETOWN — Two people from New Bedford were killed a crash on Route 140 North in Freetown on Tuesday morning.
State police said both the 54-year-old male driver and his 70-year-old female passenger succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash, which took place at mile marker 10.6 at around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.
According to state police, troopers received 911 calls reporting a black Kia Sedona driving erratically on the highway — but as they were responding, a 911 caller reported the car had hit three other vehicles before crashing into the woods and hitting a tree.
State troopers arrived to find the two Kia occupants with serious injuries.
Freetown Fire and EMS performed life-saving efforts, but both the man and the woman died at the scene.
Their identities are not being disclosed until their next of kin are notified.
Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to state police.
State police said the driver of one of the other three vehicles hit by the Kia suffered minor injuries.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.