Man in 20s dies in Brockton crash that snapped a telephone pole

A man in his 20s was killed in a car crash in Brockton that took down a telephone pole, according to police.

Near 54 West St. at about 4 a.m., the man’s Dodge Intrepid side-swiped a tree, which snapped the telephone pole, knocking it over onto the road, said Brockton police Lieutenant William Hallisey.

The man, who was alone in the car, was later pronounced dead.

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With the telephone pole and live wires felled, the road was closed temporarily, Hallisey said.

“The traffic in that part of the road is not a speedway by any stretch. The crash was about 100 feet from a light,” Hallisey said. “But I saw pictures of the crash scene. He must have been going pretty fast to do what he did to the tree and the pole.”

There was no immediate indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, said Hallisey, who declined to provide further details.

State Police are investigating the crash.

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