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Two Dead, One Injured in Car Accident in Aquinnah

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a double motor vehicle fatality that took place on private property in Aquinnah this afternoon

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a double motor vehicle fatality on private property at 2 Red Gate Farm in Aquinnah. A third victim suffered minor injuries. The victims, all women, were in a utility vehicle that struck a tree.

Two occupants of a 2000 Land Cruiser died after the utility vehicle drove into a tree at 12:10 p.m. The driver, a 71-year-old West Tisbury woman, and the front seat passenger, a 69-year-old Lyman, N.H., woman, were pronounced deceased at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs. The rear seat passenger, a 68-year-old Minneapolis woman, was treated for minor injuries at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. We are not releasing the victims’ names at this time.

The investigation into what caused the vehicle to strike the tree head on is ongoing. It is being conducted by troopers from the Oak Bluffs Barracks with the assistance of the Cape and Islands State Police Detective Unit, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.

No further information is being released at this time.

This inforamtion was taken from a Press Release

Kristin Zern March 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
This has been a terrible week on Martha's Vineyard. Such sad news.
Mathea Morais (Editor) March 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I agree Kristin. Not at all what we're used to is it?
Sue Cimmino March 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Guess the island has been speed these types of news makers for some years. Lets hope we return to our peace and quiet. My heart goes out to their families.

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