Raynham Fire and Police Departments Respond to Crash on Route 44

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-742-3922
Email: ben@jgpr.net

*Joint Release*

Raynham Fire and Police Departments Respond to Crash on Route 44

RAYNHAM — Police Chief James Donovan and Fire Chief James Januse report that the Rayham Police and Fire departments responded to a crash on Route 44 Thursday night.

At approximately 5 p.m., rescuers responded to the area of 1705 New State Highway, Route 44, for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, police and firefighters found that a 2005 Dodge Caravan and a 2015 Cadillac Escalade had collided. The Dodge went off the road and came to rest in a nearby wooded area.

The driver, and sole occupant, of the Dodge was an 82-year-old Middleborough man. The driver, and sole occupant, of the Cadillac was a 62-year-old Raynham man.

Firefighters had to use hydraulic extrication tools to get both men out of their respective vehicles safely.

They were both injured and transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Route 44 was closed on both sides by police while the drivers were being treated and the crash was being investigated. The road was reopened at approximately 5:45 p.m. after the scene was cleared.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by Raynham Police.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.

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*Update* Crews Working to Repair Damage on Route 44 in Raynham

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 2, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

*Update* Crews Working to Repair Damage on Route 44 in Raynham

Westbound Lanes to Remain Closed 

RAYNHAM —  Chief James Donovan reports that crews are on scene at Route 44 working to remove downed telephone poles and exposed live wires.

Earlier today, Raynham Police and Fire responded to Route 44 at Route 24 after heavy winds caused several telephone poles to fall.

Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant hopes to clear the eastbound lanes of debris so travel can resume.

The westbound lanes, from Paramount Drive, over Route 24 to South Street West, will remain closed for the next 10-12 hours.

All ramps from Route 24 leading to Route 44 are closed. Motorists should seek alternate routes.

“This storm is far from over and we are urging residents to stay off the roads,” Chief Donovan said. “We’re thankful that despite this significant damage, no one has been injured.”

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Route 44 in Raynham Closed Due to Downed Telephone Poles, Motorists Urged to Avoid Area

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 2, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Route 44 in Raynham Closed Due to Downed Telephone Poles, Motorists Urged to Avoid Area

RAYNHAM —  Chief James Donovan reports that Route 44 in Raynham is closed due to six downed telephone poles that have exposed live wires.

Raynham Police and Fire are on scene at Route 44 at Route 24 after heavy winds caused the telephone poles to fall. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes.

First responders are working to safely remove residents from their vehicles who were in the area at the time the power lines fell.

The Massachusetts State Police have also blocked all ramps leading to Route 44.

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Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

 

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a gas station early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:46 a.m., Raynham Police received a report of two men who brandished knives and robbed the Seasons Corner Market, 442 New State Highway. The gas station convenience store, which is open 24-hours-a-day, is at the corner of Route 44 and South Street.

The suspects are described as two white males, who were wearing masks, as well as dark-colored sweatshirts and dark-colored pants.

The suspects demanded money from the clerks and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing down the eastbound side of Rt. 44, toward Middleboro, possibly in a black Dodge Charger.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police will be reviewing video surveillance footage from the store to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen something suspicious in the area, is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.

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