New Bedford Crash Leaves One Dead

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — State Police said a New Bedford teenager is dead after driving into the woods off Route 140 Saturday morning.

Police responded to a report of a car in the woods off of Exit 7 at around 2:30 AM Saturday. First responders said the Kia Optima had flown off the ramp, smashed into a metal post, and hit a tree in the woods.

Three bystanders were trying to help a victim when police arrived. He appears to have been thrown from the car.

Police further identified the victim as a 19-year-old New Bedford man, but did not release a name.

Officials are still investigating the crash, and whether another car may have been involved.

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