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Man dies after crashing into utility pole and tree on Route 9 in Wellesley, police say

On December 06, 2023, at approximately 7:16 a.m. the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a traffic crash on Route 9 westbound near Cedar Street. The Wellesley Police Department, Wellesley Fire Department, and Cataldo ambulance were dispatched to the scene. - (Wellesley Police Department)Wellesley Police Department

A man died Wednesday when his SUV hit a utility pole and tree on Route 9 in Wellesley, police said.

“The vehicle left the road, striking a utility pole, and shearing it off at the base,” police said. “The vehicle continued westbound off the road and then subsequently struck a tree where it stopped.”

The driver, whose name was not released, was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at Newton-Wellesley Hospital at 8:10 a.m., police said.

A westbound lane on Route 9 was closed throughout the morning to investigate the crash, police said.


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