Update: Victims identified in double fatal head-on crash in West Yarmouth

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WEST YARMOUTH
– Yarmouth Police report that on Saturday evening at approximately 10:40 p.m, they and the Yarmouth Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving two motor vehicles. The crash occurred on Buck Island Road between Janor Way and the entrance to the Halycon Condominium complex.

Upon arrival, officers from the Yarmouth Police Department and members of the Yarmouth Fire Department began immediate treatment of individuals who had suffered traumatic injuries as a result of the crash.  Despite lifesaving measures, two of the individuals involved in the crash passed away. The third individual involved in the crash was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of a 2004 GMC Sierra operating westbound on Buck Island Road who was unable to survive has been identified as Caroline A. Liberty, 22, of Arlington Street in West Yarmouth.

The driver of the 2012 Audi Q7 operating eastbound on Buck Island Road who is currently in critical condition has been identified as Mary E. Ardan, 60, of Stoney Brook Road in Charlton, Massachusetts.

The passenger in the Audi who was unable to survive has been identified as Thomas Ardan, 56, the husband of Mary Ardan.

A portion of Buck Island Road was closed for approximately four hours while members of the Barnstable County Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Yarmouth Police Crash Reconstruction Team and Barnstable Police Department completed a preliminary investigation. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or have knowledge of events leading up to the crash is urged to immediately contact Yarmouth Police Department Detective Michael Zontini at 508.775.0445 extension 2129 or by email at mzontini@yarmouth.ma.us

Media release and photo furnished by Yarmouth Police



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