One Person Dead, Two Injured in Wellfleet Crash

ambulanceWELLFLEET – A three-car crash on Route 6 this morning left one person dead and three injured.

The crash took place on Route 6 at about 8:30 this morning.

Wellfleet Fire Chief Richard Pauley said three people were transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

One lane of Route 6 remains closed just north of the Wellfleet Fire Department. Traffic is being diverted.


The head-on crash took place on Route 6 and Kerouach Road.

By the time the Wellfleet Fire department one driver was dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the operator of a Chevy van was traveling southbound on Route Six when it crossed over into the northbound lane at Kerouach Road striking a truck owned by R.W. Townsend & Sons.

The Chevy van then continued in the northbound lane striking another vehicle, a GMC Sierra pick-up truck.

The operator of the Chevy van, Wende Harrison, 54, of North Eastham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operators and a passenger from the other two vehicles were transported to Cape Cod hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both lanes of Route 6 were shut down for approximately 4 hours as traffic was re-routed down local roads.

At 12:30pm the northbound lane of Route Six was re-opened to traffic but the southbound lane remained closed as a crane was needed to lift a truck onto a flatbed tow truck.

In addition, Mass DOT officials needed to clean the debris field from the road and make appropriate roadway repairs.

By 2:30, one lane of the road was still closed.

At this time the accident remains under investigation by the Wellfleet Police department and the Cape Cod Regional Accident Reconstruction team.