Multiple Injuries, One Fatality in 195 Rollover

Just before noontime on Sunday the Mattapoisett Police, Fire and EMS responded to a single car motor vehicle roll over on Route 195 near the Marion town line. The vehicle, which had eight passengers, rolled into the woods along side the road.  All the occupants of the vehicle were injured in the crash, one person was med-flighted from the scene and a second was med-flighted after arriving at the hospital. In total four ambulances responded to the scene including mutual aid from Marion and Fairhaven. The Interstate Highway was closed down for a period to allow for the medflight helicopter to land. The State Police Reconstruction Team was called to the scene but the Mattapoisett Police Department would not comment further.

The Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the vehicle, a 1985 Dodge Caravan had eight occupants, one fatality and seven people who were injured.  The deceased was a 53 year old female from New Bedford, Jeanett Reed.  No charges have been filed at this time.  The driver was transported by medical helicopter to RI Hospital.  No destination hospitals or current conditions are currently available for any of the other occupants.  Per State Police policy, they do not comment on the relationships of the parties involved in motor vehicle crashes.


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