New details: Traffic crash involving dump truck closes Route 6 in Eastham

Courtesy of Chris Belair/CWN

EASTHAM – A dump truck and a car reportedly collided head-on at the Eastham/Wellfleet line about 11:30 AM Saturday. The crash happened on State Highway (Route 6) at Oakwood Road. Wellfleet rescuers also responded to the scene. Route 6 was reported closed in that area as the truck spilled a load of sand on the pavement. West Road/Massasoit Road is an alternate route. Firefighters had to extricate the car driver but miraculously the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

From Eastham Police: Eastham Police and Fire are on the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Route 6 at Oakwood Drive. The crash involves a large dump truck that rolled over due to the collision. Route 6 southbound is closed and detoured off of Route 6 at West Road in Wellfleet and Route 6 northbound is reduced to one lane. Please avoid this area if possible. This will be an extended road closure.

Further update from Eastham Police: On Saturday at approximately 11:15 AM, Eastham Police and Fire responded to the area of Route 6 and Oakwood Road for a report of a motor vehicle crash. First responded personnel located a crossover SUV and a dump truck that collided, causing the dump truck to roll onto its side. The dump truck was carrying a load of sand that was spilling onto the road. The operator of the crossover SUV was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. The operator of the dump truck was uninjured. The Eastham Police Department is investigating with assistance from the Mass State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Eastham Police crash reconstruction officers. Also responding was Wellfleet Fire and Mass DOT.

The Wellfleet Police Department assisted with the closure of Route 6 southbound and Route 6 northbound was reduced to one lane. The uprighting and removal of the dump truck took multiple hours as diesel fuel needed to be offloaded before the truck could safely be removed. Route 6 was fully reopened at about 5 PM.

The crash is under investigation by the Eastham Police Department.

Eastham Police/CWN
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Hyannis, MA 02601
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