Carver: State Police Release Name Of Crash Victim

State Police have released the name of an East Taunton man who was killed in a crash on Route 44 in Carver.

Daniel Newcomb, 31, of East Taunton, was killed January 12 when his 1998 Saturn SL2 was struck in the breakdown lane

State Police say a preliminary investigation has determined that at around 12:35 a.m. a 23-year-old Monponsett man was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant when he struck Newcomb’s vehicle.

It’s believed Newcomb was outside his vehicle at the time of the crash, and he was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

The Mitsubishi’s driver wasn’t injured.

The incident remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.

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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.