Fatal crash in Brewster; Falmouth fire; Man killed in freak accident in Hyannis; Snowy roads cause a few fender benders

Fatal crash in Brewster
- A late afternoon crash killed a local woman and closed Millstone Road in Brewster for several hours this evening. A Ford Escape struck a pole shortly after 5 PM and rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate 23-year old Amanda Allard from the wreckage. A Medflight helicopter landed at the Brewster Town Hall and airlifted her to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston where she later died. A baby in the SUV was restrained and was checked out at Cape Cod Hospital before being released. Millstone Road remained closed while accident reconstruction was done and the wreckage cleared. Investigators are reportedly looking at black ice as a factor.  The impact on the pole caused some localized power failures. Posted on 1/23 at 5:30 PM; updated on 1/24 at 7:00 AM. Image courtesy Microsoft local/live.

"Private" snowstorm blankets outer Cape
- An area of snow backing off the ocean has blanketed the extreme outer Cape with  snow.  About 3 inches have fallen in Provincetown and Truro and parts of Wellfleet. Roads are snow covered and extremely slippery as seen here on Bradford Street in Ptown.

Its the first plowable snow to fall this season. The snow should taper off overnight but forecasters are warning about the coldest weather of the season Thursday into Friday. Posted on 1/23 at 8:30 PM. Photo by Tim Caldwell.

Fire damages Falmouth home
FALMOUTH - Firefighters were called to a Waquoit home late this afternoon. A fire had apparently started on the outside of the home at 77 Carl Landi Circle and was starting to spread inside. Crews were able to quickly knock down the fire though they spent some time pulling off shingles to make sure the flames hadn't spread any further. The occupants escaped safely and no one was injured. Investigators believe careless disposal of fireplace ashes sparked the fire. 

Man killed in cherry picker accident
HYANNIS - A Yarmouth man was killed Tuesday morning in a freak accident in Hyannis. 56-year old David Karpinski was apparently installing wiring for outside lighting at the Hyannis Marina building on Joaquim Road.

He apparently became stuck between the cherry picker he was in and the frame of the building. The Times reports another worker made the discovery around 8 AM. Barnstable Police, State Police and OSHA are investigating the incident. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

"About as permanent as Peterson's fence"
petersonfence02_400HARWICH - That's a phrase used around East Harwich to describe things transitory like the split rail fence at the Peterson house on the corner of Route 39 and Pleasant Bay Road. Today was no exception as this four door sedan took out a few sections around 8:30 AM. Fence owner Julie Peterson says she cannot begin to estimate the number of times the fence has been whacked in the half century she's lived there, but neighbors say it is more than fifty and less than a hundred-WB. Another burst of snow during the afternoon caused a number of fender benders. cctoday photo

Dunkin' Donuts broken into in Hyannis
- Thieves broke into the Dunkin' Donuts on Corporation Road behind the Cape Cod Mall Monday evening. They made off with an undetermined amount of cash after breaking through the back door. An employee was quoted as saying four other Dunkin' Donuts in the region were hit over the weekend. In the Hyannis incident the thief apparently knew how to open the register. A safe in the building was not touched. 

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