Plymouth: State Police confirm one dead after crash on Route 3 South

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State Police are confirming at least one person has died after a motor vehicle crash on Route 3 South just north of Exit 3.

“Preliminary investigation by Trooper Kevin Brito indicates that a 2001 GMC Sierra pick-up operated by a 49-year-old New Bedford man, was traveling southbound when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the center median,” according to a release from the Massachusetts State Police. “The vehicle struck several trees, rolled over, and came to rest on the driver’s side.”

Authorities say the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers are investigating excessive speed and mechanical problems as a possible factor in the crash.

Police say troopers from the Bourne Barracks were assisted at the scene by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section and Plymouth County State Police Detective Unit.

The crash, just before 2:30 p.m., involving a truck that rolled over, limited traffic flow in the area.  The breakdown lane was the only lane available to traffic.


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Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. He was a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.