Brush fires, Horse hit in Eastham, Hyannis OUI

SUNDAY APRIL 30th, 2006
DRY CONDITIONS SPARK BRUSH FIRES
YARMOUTH – Dry conditions kept Cape firefighters busy with numerous brush fires. This one was in the area of Long Pond Drive and Mercury Lane and was pretty close to some homes. No one was injured in any of the blazes. Firefighters may get some relief as an ocean storm backs into the region and spreads some cold showers our way.

ONE INJURED IN MASHPEE CRASH
MASHPEE – One person was taken to a hospital following the latest crash on Route 130. Another victim was treated at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Lovell Road around 8 AM. The crash is under investigation by Mashpee Police.

HORSES STRUCK BY CAR IN EASTHAM
EASTHAM – Two loose horses were struck by a vehicle on Route 6 near McKoy Road about 1 AM Sunday. The driver escaped injury but at least one of the horses reportedly suffered serious injuries. It’s not clear how the horses became loose apparently from a nearby stable.

SATURDAY APRIL 29th, 2006
NO INJURIES IN HYANNIS ROLLOVER. OUI CHARGED
HYANNIS – No injuries were reported in a two vehicle crash in Hyannis shortly after 6 PM on Route 132 at Bearses Way. A Dodge Durango collided with a Pontiac Trans Am. The impact caused the Durango to rollover. The driver had to be cut free from her seat belts which likely prevented serious injury.

Route 132 traffic was impacted for about 2 hours while the crash was investigated and the mess cleaned up. Police say Mario Widener, 31, was driving drunk when he collided with an SUV on Route 132 in Hyannis Saturday night.

FRIDAY APRIL 28th, 2006
TRUCK FIRE STALLS YARMOUTH TRAFFIC
YARMOUTH – It was just after 4 PM when several Cape fire towers reported thick black smoke rising from Yarmouth.

The fire was a dump truck towing a landscaping trailer at the intersection of Higgins Crowell Road and Buck Island Road. The driver was able to escape but the truck was totaled.

Two Yarmouth engines poured water on the scene and checked for any hazardous materials that might have been involved. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Traffic had to be stopped and rerouted until the fire was knocked down.

TEEN CHARGED WITH MV HOMICIDE IN BREWSTER CRASH
 BREWSTER – A Marstons Mills teen will face motor vehicle charges in connection with a deadly crash in Brewster on March 3rd. According to the Times 17-year old Daniel Stapleton will also be charged with operating to endanger, speeding, and marked lanes violation when he is arraigned on June 9th.

Stapleton was allegedly behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry on Route 124 when it collided with a pickup truck. 16-year old Melissa Gifford a passenger in the Camry was airlifted to a Boston hospital and died later that day.

Another passenger 17-year old Clinton Perry of Marstons Mills was seriously injured and also flown to Boston. The two Medflight helicopters landed on a snowy field next to Brewster Town Hall. Stapleton escaped serious injury.

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