New details: Large dump truck, compact car collide on Route 6 eastbound in West Barnstable

WEST BARNSTABLE – A major crash was reported on Route 6 in West Barnstable around 3:15 PM Wednesday. According to reports, a large dump truck collided with a Mini Cooper eastbound before exit 65 (old exit 5). The truck caught fire which firefighters were able to control while extricating the driver. A MedFlight helicopter was requested to the Cape Cod Airfield in Marstons Mills. Route 6 eastbound was closed with traffic being detoured at exit 63 (old exit 4) causing traffic to back up. The cause of the crash will be investigated by Mass State Police truck team.

Brewster Fire reports that on Wednesday March 17 while returning to fire headquarters during a department detail Brewster Firefighter/Paramedic Gretchen Riley was one of the first individuals to arrive at the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and private vehicle on Route 6 in the area of Exit 65. Noticing the truck was on fire and the driver trapped in the cab, FF Riley removed a fire extinguisher and medical bag from the department vehicle and extinguished a large area of the growing engine compartment fire. She then remained on scene and assisted another off-duty firefighter and members of the West Barnstable Fire Department in providing patient care and removal of the driver from the damaged cab. Brewster Fire/Rescue congratulates FF/Paramedic Riley for the rapid and selfless display of life-saving actions and personal disregard for her own safety she exhibited during this serious emergency event.
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