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59-year-old Fairhaven man killed in car accident


A 59-year-old Fairhaven man died last night as a result of a two-vehicle car crash near the intersection of Main and Hedge streets in Fairhaven. The deceased has been identified as George Thatcher.

Fairhaven Police received a 911 call regarding the crash at about 7:10 pm Sunday. It appears that a red Chevrolet sedan being driven south on Main Street by Mr. Thatcher crossed over the double yellow line into the northbound lane and struck a gray Toyota Rav4 being driven by a 36-year-old man.

Inside the Toyota, along with the driver, was his 33-year-old wife, and his two young children, ages four and one. All four occupants of the Toyota were taken to Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford for treatment of minor injuries. Mr. Thatcher was also taken to Saint Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival at 7:22 pm.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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