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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Broad Cove Road

Hingham, MA – Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Broad Cove Rd. (Rte. 3A) Wednesday afternoon.    

On Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 4:10pm Officers responded to the area of 61 Broad Cove Rd. (Rte. 3A) for a report of a head-on crash involving a car and a truck. Officers found the driver of the car trapped inside. The driver of the truck was standing outside the truck. Hingham Firefighters freed the driver from the car and transported him to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The truck driver, who was seat belted, suffered a minor injury and declined medical transport. There were no passengers in either vehicle. 

A preliminary investigation indicates the car had been driving east on Broad Cove Rd. and crossed over the center line into the oncoming lane into the westbound lane and struck the truck head on. The truck, a 2017 Freightliner Box style, had been traveling west on Broad Cove Rd. and attempted to steer right but was unable to avoid the car.   

Broad Cove Rd. remained closed until 8:55pm while on the Massachusetts State Police Collision and Reconstruction Section (CARS), Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section and Crime Scene Services investigated the scene.  

No citations or charges have been filed. The crash remains under investigation by the Hingham Police and the State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. The name of the deceased driver is not being released at this time pending family notification. ###  Contact P.I.O. Lt. Steven Dearth 

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