Fatal crash in Falmouth; water search off Truro; harwich crash; Juvenile charged in Yarmouth stabbing

Part 1 of 2006 the year in review (click) thanks to WB for putting it all together. 

Fatal crash in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - One person was killed another injured when a car struck a tree in Falmouth Sunday afternoon. Rescuers were called to the area of 58 Hatchville Road around 5:30 PM. The passenger now identified as 41-year old Joseph A. Distefano of East Falmouth had to be extricated and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver 49-year old David Crabtree was taken to Falmouth Hospital and later driven to a Boston hospital but is expected to survive. Investigators announced January 3rd they would charge Crabtree with motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of alcohol, operating negligently to endanger, marked lanes violations and speeding. Posted on 12/31 at 9:00 PM; updated on 1/04 at 7:00 AM. Map courtesy of Microsoft local/live.

Coast Guard called to search waters off Truro
TRURO - A Coast Guard boat and helicopter were called to search the waters of Cape Cod Bay off Truro Sunday afternoon. In an initial 911 call at 4 p.m., a 14-year old witness on land said he saw one person aboard the boat when it sank near Storage Beach, in Truro, Mass. He said he heard three air horn blasts and heard the word "help".

At 4:20 p.m., local police relayed the report to the Coast Guard who deployed a 25-foot response boat crew from Station Provincetown and an HH-60 rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod.  Both Coast Guard assets joined local authories at about 5 p.m. and began searching. They have not yet sighted any people or debris in the water.

The seas are less than one foot and the winds are five to 10 knots. Water temperature is 43 degrees and air temperature is 36 degrees. Posted on 12/31 at 9:00 PM.

Driver escapes injury in Harwich crash
HARWICH - The driver of this Toyota Camry escaped injury after hitting a tree and narrowly missing a fire hydrant in Harwich.

The crash happened on Forest Street about 4:15 PM and is under investigation by Harwich Police.

Further details were not immediately available.

Posted on 12/31 at 9:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan/NEVN. 

Juvenile charged in Yarmouth stabbing
- Yarmoith Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the stabbing of a second juvenile on Saturday. Rescuers were called to this residence at 52 Lake Road West shortly before 3 PM and discovered the victim stabbed in the chest. The police were notified and the victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital. Doctors were able to treat the chest wound and stabilize the victim. Several young people were questioned and police determine the victim and suspect were swiping and jawing at each other with knives when contact was made. The suspect was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and will be arraigned in Barnstable Juvenile Court. Both the suspect and victims names and ages were withheld because they are juveniles. Posted on 12/31 at 11:00 AM. Photo courtesy of R. Copley.   

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