New details: State Police identify victim of deadly early morning pedestrian crash on Route 6 in Harwich

David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN
(used with permission)

HARWICH – Mass State Police are investigating a deadly scene in Harwich shortly after 5 AM Saturday morning. Initial reports say a pedestrian was struck on Route 6 between exits 78 & 82 (old exits 9-10). Three vehicles also collided in the area. It was unclear why the victim was walking. A three-vehicle crash was also reported just after the initial; incident.

In a statement, Mass State Police tell Cape Wide News that Saturday morning at 5:04 a.m., Troopers from the State Police-Yarmouth Barracks responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Route 6 in Harwich that resulted in the death of the pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a man, later idenitfied as 68-year-old Justin Small, was walking in the roadway when he was struck at the 79 mile marker of Route 6 Eastbound. The man was struck by a 2013 Ford F-150. Several calls were received by the Yarmouth Barracks of a pedestrian in the roadway prior to the crash. No other vehicle was involved.

Route 6 was closed in both directions for approximately 35 minutes.

Harwich Fire and EMS, as well as Harwich PD and Dennis PD assisted with the crash scene. The crash remains under investigation with assistance from State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and D Troop Detectives.
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