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Bystanders pull two from fiery Raynham crash that turned fatal



RAYNHAM — Police Chief James Donovan and Fire Chief Bryan LaCivita report that the Raynham Police and Fire Departments responded to a fatal single-vehicle crash this morning.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Raynham Police and Fire responded to the area of 380 Pleasant St. for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, first responders found a sedan that had crashed into a tree and was on fire.

Prior to first responders’ arrival, bystanders who witnessed the crash pulled the driver and passenger out of the car. Firefighters on scene extinguished the fire.

The male driver was transported by the Bridgewater Fire Department via ambulance and the female passenger was transported via medical helicopter to area hospitals.

The driver and passenger were later pronounced dead at the hospital. The identity of the victims are not being released at this time pending notification of next-of-kin.

The crash remains under investigation by State Police assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and Raynham Police detectives and the accident reconstruction unit.

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