Middleboro: Two killed in head-on Route 44 crash

 Police say a local man and a woman from Iowa have died in a car crash in southeastern Massachusetts.

Police say their vehicles struck head-on on Route 44 in Middleborough at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The drivers were identified as 64-year-old Dennis Canning of Middleborough and 30-year-old Kimberly Bebare of Ames, Iowa. Both died on impact.

Neither vehicle had any passengers, but a dog in Bebare’s car survived and is in the care of the town’s animal control officer.

Route 44 remained closed in both directions for about two and a half hours Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the cause remains under investigation.


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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.