At approximately 9:30 a.m. today Troopers assigned to State Police-Norwell responded to reports of a four vehicle crash on Route 3 northbound prior to Exit 12 in Pembroke. Upon their arrival they discovered the passenger of a 2017 Volkswagen SUV, an 87-year-old female from Quincy, suffering from serious injuries sustained in the crash. The operator sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Troopers performed life-saving efforts, including CPR, prior to her transport to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
A total of four people were transported to area hospitals, none with life-threatening injuries. State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services, and Plymouth County State Police Detective Unit responded to the scene to investigate the cause of the crash. State Police were assisted on scene by Pembroke EMS and MassDOT. Route 3 northbound was completely closed at the scene of the crash for approximately two hours, causing heavy traffic delays.
Earlier today and unrelated to this crash, MassDOT dispatched a work crew to repair a road defect north of the crash. This road defect, a pothole, was completely separate and unrelated to thIs crash.
The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation, no other information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks directly.