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Four seriously injured in two-car Wellfleet crash





An elderly woman suffered life-threatening injuries, and three other people were seriously injured in a two-car crash Saturday morning on Route 6 in Wellfleet, according to local police.

The woman, identified only as being over age 70 from Truro, was taken by ambulance to Barnstable Municipal Airport, where she was flown to a medical facility, Wellfleet police wrote in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page.

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A female passenger in her car was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, identified only as a woman over age 30 from Wellfleet, and her passenger, a girl about eight-years-old, were also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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The names of the victims were not released. There was no update available on their conditions on Saturday night, according to a police dispatcher.

The crash involved two Toyota Rav4s traveling westbound on Route 6, toward Eastham, police said.

Police responded at about 11 a.m. to the crash near a Mobil gas station. Just before the crash, the vehicle driven by the elderly woman was reported to be driving erratically, the statement said.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

Alexander Schroeder can be reached at alexander.schroeder@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @alexjschroeder.


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