Weather conditions may have played role in fatal Bourne crash

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David G. Curran/ SatelliteNewsService.com

BOURNE (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Fire officials in Bourne confirm that a 25-year-old Coventry, R.I. resident is dead as a result of a car crash on Route 28 southbound.

Emergency crews responded to the wreck on Macarthur Boulevard, approximately 200 feet north of Jonathan Bourne Drive, around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. The vehicle crashed into an electric utility pole with such force that the pole split in two.

According the officials, the operator was trapped in the vehicle.

NSTAR crews had to shut off a power grid in the area to allow rescuers access to the trapped victim because the pole that was struck had live electrical wires.

A preliminary revealed that the vehicle hydroplaned on the slick roadway and struck the pole.

Route 28 southbound was shut down as a result of the accident.