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.