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News Items for Friday, September 16th

16 Sep

One patient flown by medevac helicopter after accident in Plymouth
The jaws of life were used to free someone from a vehicle crash in the area of 50 Oak Street that occurred around 1:30 AM. The patient was then transported to Jordan hospital by ambulance, where they were to be met by a Boston Medflight helicopter.

Shed fire in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Firefighters battled a heavy fire in a large shed located at 144 Hatchery Rd just after 2:00 AM.

Couch catches on fire in Keene home
At around 2:30, Keene, NH firefighters extinguished a couch that was on fire inside a home at 48 Spruce Street.

Tractor-trailer rolls over in Raynham
An 18 wheel truck rolled over on Route 24 southbound near exit 14 (I-495) at 7:00 AM. There were no serious injuries reported.

RTN Credit Union robbed in Tewksbury
A white male wearing blue jeans and a Patriot’s hat walked into the RTN Credit Union at 345 Main Street (in the Wal-Mart Parking lot) and passed a note to the teller demanding money just after 11:00 AM. He fled with $1300. A large search was initiated, including officers from Tewksbury PD, Massachusetts State Police, and K9 officers from Billerica & Lowell. A MSP helicopter was on scene to assist with the search, but the suspect remains at large.

Hazardous Materials team sent to Wellesley home
A Tier 1 Hazmat repsonse was requested by Wellesley FD around 11:30 AM, when a construction crew smelled a strange chemical odor while tearing down a wall at 60 White Oak Rd.

House fire in Milford injures one
Firefighters responded and extinguished a house fire at 20 Luby Avenue around noon. One civilian was transported by EMS to the hospital with burn injuries.

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Raynham man killed in motorcycle crash on Route 24

13 Aug

Just before 5:00AM on Friday, August 12th, Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 24 southbound just past the I-495 exit in Raynham. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene, and Route 24 southbound pwas shut down until 9:00. From the MSP press release:

Preliminary investigation by Troopers Gregory Furtado and Donald Short indicates that Charles J. Levesque, 54, of Raynham was operating a 2006 Honda VTX130 when he lost control of the bike on a stretch of road south of the Route 495 exit. Mr. Levesque, who was wearing a helmet, was separated from the bike, and rider and motorcycle came to rest in different travel lanes.

State Police report Levesque may have also been struck by an unknown driver after the initial crash. The accident remains under investigation.