EASTHAM - Five people were injured Tuesday morning when their minivan was struck by a Ford F150 pickup truck on Herring Brook Road in Eastham. According to a release from Eastham police, officers responding to several 911 calls arrived to find a family of six trapped inside the minivan.
The crash occurred just before 10:30 a.m. Firefighters from Eastham and surrounding towns extricated the family from the vehicle. Two of the people--reportedly one adult and one child, were flown by two separate MedFlight helicopters to a Boston area hospital with serious injuries. Three other people were transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. Police have identified the driver of the minivan as Martin Stoesser. Police did not indicate if Stoesser and his family are from the Cape or are visiting.
The driver of the pickup truck that reportedly struck the minivan was not injured. He has been identified as Jason Frazier. Frazier, who is from Wellfleet, has been arrested on at least two occasions for drug possession.
A section of Herring Brook Road between Edgewood Road and McKoy Road was closed for three and a half hours as police investigated and the scene was cleared.
Firefighters from Orleans, Brewster and Wellfleet assisted at the scene, police said.
Eastham police are investigating the crash. Police did not indicate what caused the crash or if charges are pending.
(Video by David G. Curran.)