The Wellesley Police and Fire Departments responded to a Tuesday morning single vehicle crash on Rte. 9 that took the driver’s life.
First responders were alerted at 7:16am regarding the crash on Route 9 westbound near Cedar Street. Upon arriving at the scene, Wellesley Police Officers Tim Dennehy and Jacob Drapkin found an SUV that had struck both a utility pole and a tree. The driver was found to be unconscious and unresponsive; no one else was in the vehicle, and it appeared that no other vehicles were involved. The Wellesley Police crash reconstruction team is investigating the incident.
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Wellesley Firefighters and Cataldo ambulance performed CPR and treated the victim with advanced life support care. The victim was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital and was pronounced dead at 8:10am.
The victim’s name is not being released pending family notifications.
Wellesley Municipal Light Plant had several crews on scene securing the live power lines and replacing the utility pole.