Updated with EPD statement: Multi-vehicle crash closes Route 6 in Eastham

Cape Cod Incidents/CWN

Eastham Fire/CWN

EASTHAM – A crash involving up to four vehicles closed a section of Route 6 in Eastham. The crash happened shortly after 7:30 PM Thursday on Route 6 at Hemenway Road. Several ambulances were called to the scene. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. By 9:30 AM the highway was starting to reopen.

Update from Eastham Fire: On November 30, 2023 at approximately 7:40 AM, the Eastham Fire Department received a call for a roll-over accident involving a box truck on Rt. 6 near Hemenway Rd.

Eastham Police officers were first on scene and reported multiple vehicles and multiple injuries.

First arriving Eastham units established command and requested mutual aid ambulances from Wellfleet
and Brewster. A total of 4 vehicles were involved with major damage to all of them.

Two patients were transported to Cape Cod Hospital. One patient was transported with serious injuries and another with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Eastham Police department closed all 4 lanes of Route 6 until they could reconstruct the scene.

This caused massive backups during the morning commute.

The highway was reopened at 9:30 AM.

The State Police and Barnstable County were assisting in the investigation.

Update from Eastham Police: At 7:36 this morning the Eastham Police Department received numerous 911 calls regarding a major motor vehicle crash on Route 6 by Hemenway road. Responding Eastham Officers and Eastham Fire Personnel arrived to find multiple involved vehicles blocking the roadway. The first arriving responders began evaluating and treating the victims of the crash and arranging for the closure of Route 6. Officers from the Orleans Police Department and Wellfleet Police Department responded to the scene to assist with the road closure. The crash involved four vehicles and two individuals were transported to Cape Cod Hospital by the Eastham Fire Department and the Wellfleet Fire Department for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates that a U-Haul box truck was traveling northbound and for unknown reasons crossed over into the southbound lanes. A Chevy pick-up truck traveling southbound swerved to attempt to avoid the U-Haul truck; however, the U-Haul struck the passenger side of the pick-up and caused it to spin into the northbound lanes where it was struck by a GMC pick-up truck traveling northbound. After striking the Chevy truck, the U-Haul truck collided with a Toyota Sedan in the southbound travel lane. The U-Haul truck then continued back across three lanes and off the East side of the roadway, where it struck a street sign. All 4 involved vehicles sustained substantial damage and needed to be towed from the scene. Charges are pending against the operator of the U-Haul truck.

The highway was closed for approximately two hours while the victims were treated, the scene was investigated, the vehicles were removed, and the roadway was cleared of debris. We’d like to thank the Orleans Police, Wellfleet Police, Eastham DPD, Wellfleet Fire, Mass DOT and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations for their assistance at the scene.

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