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Tiverton police identify man killed in single-car crash on Crandall Road – newportri.com

TIVERTON — A Massachusetts man died in a single-car crash on Crandall Road on Friday. 
Police said in a press release Monday that Michael Guidry, 63, of Acushnet, Massachusetts, was the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle. 
According to the release, at 2:33 p.m., police and fire responded to the area of 823 Crandall Road for a report of a single-car motor vehicle accident.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck on the lawn of 798 Crandall Rd. The vehicle was found to have heavy front-end damage. Officers observed the operator, later identified as Guidry, to be unconscious and slumped over in the driver’s seat.
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Tiverton Fire Department personnel began to treat the operator, who was then transported to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, where he was pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Guidry’s vehicle was traveling north on Crandall Road when it left the lane of travel, striking a telephone pole on the east side of the roadway. The vehicle then returned to the roadway, traveled northbound for approximately 400 feet, and again left the lane of travel. 
The vehicle entered the lawn of 798 Crandall Road where it struck a stone wall and a tree before coming to rest.
Crandall Road was closed between King Road and Narrow Avenue for several hours while crews worked to repair the damaged telephone pole.
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Police said at this time alcohol and speed do not appear to be contributing factors to the accident. Investigators are attempting to determine if Guidry suffered a medical emergency prior to the accident. 
The incident remains under investigation by Detective Daniel Martin and Officer Stephen Parrillo, a member of the department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit. Those with information about the accident are asked to contact Officer Parrillo at 401-625-6717 or via email at sparrillo@tivertonpoliceri.com.

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