Police: Driver In Deadly New Bedford Crash Was Speeding

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a luxury car that was speeding in New Bedford has hit and knocked down a tree, killing the passenger and leaving the driver being treated of serious injuries at Rhode Island Hospital.

WPRI-TV on Saturday identified the passenger as 28-year-old Winnitue Montrond of New Bedford. The injured driver is 30-year-old Luismiguel Fernandes of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Police say an officer saw the car heading south on Route 18 at an estimated speed of 80-to-100 mph at 11:30 p.m. on Friday. The officer followed the vehicle, but a 911 call came in to report that the vehicle had crashed at the corner of Warren Street and West Rodney French Boulevard.

The passenger was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police are still investigating the crash.

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