19 year-old dies in head-on, 2 injured in West Barntsable crash; Brewster fire

Motorcyclist dies in Hyannis crash

The crumpled raimains of Felipe Carvalho's motorcycle after fatal crash     Frank Paparo/NEVN
HYANNIS - A crash between a motorcycle and a car Saturday afternoon left the motorcycle operator dead and the car's driver slightly injured.

19 year-old Felipe Carvalho was pronounced dead at  at Cape Cod Hospital after his motorcycle, which was headed west, landed in the eastbound lane of Smith Street, near Haven Lane, according to the police.

Police also said it appears the victim was with a group of 4 cyclists when he "poped a wheelie" according to them and lost control


The front end of this  Toyota station wagon was demolished by hte imput. The driver 64-year old John Crosby of Hyannis began to experience distress after the acident, police and fire officials said. Barnstable Police are investigating the crash. 

On Sunday friends of the victim gathered at the scene and left flowers in Carvalho's memory.

Photo middle courtesy of Ryan Somerfield; photo bottom courtesy of Frank Paparo.

Two injured, one seriously in West Barnstable crash
- Two people were injured, one seriously in a crash at a notorious West Barnstable intersection. The crash happened at Route 149, the Service Road and the offramp of Route 6. 46-year old Patricia Burke of West Barnstable was driving this jeep was totalled in the crash when it collided with a car trying to make a right turn driven by 50-year old Mary Ann Riley of Raynham. Barnstable Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available. Photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield.

Brewster firefighters save house
- Quick work by Brewster firefighters saved this house from being extensively damaged by a fire.

The fire apparently started outside and spread to the home off Great Field Road.

Charred and melted siding are visable but no significant damage was done inside and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photo courtesy of Joel Riker. 

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