NEW BEDFORD (CBS) — Two people were killed in a car crash on Route 140 in New Bedford Sunday evening. Massachusetts State Police said it happened near the 6.2-mile marker around 7:45 p.m.
According to a preliminary investigation, a 2010 Mercury Milan, that was headed northbound, drove off the road, hit a guardrail, went into the median, and hit a tree. Bryan Crow, the 38-year-old man driving, and Sally Moreland, the 35-year-old woman in the car, were both pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Popular New Hampshire Ice Castles Expanding For Ninth Season
The victims are from Newport News, Virginia.READ MORE: Mother Of Missing Boy Elijah Lewis, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Case In New Hampshire Court
State Police said it’s unclear why the car left the roadway but speed is believed to be a contributor to the crash. No other cars were involved.
The left lane of the highway was closed for three hours while crews responded.MORE NEWS: Wellesley High School Parents Want Tougher Punishment For Students Involved In Brutal Attack On Teen
State Police are still investigating.