NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A man and woman from Newport News, Virginia, died Sunday night following a single-car crash in New Bedford.
Massachusetts State Police say the 38-year-old man was driving in the left lane of Route 140 around 7:45 p.m. when his vehicle left the roadway, hit the guardrail, then entered the median, and crashed into a tree.
Both the man and his 35-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The cause of the crash is now being investigated, but police said it appears speed was a factor.