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Cape Cod woman died in head-on crash with excavator, police say

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) β€” Police say the driver of an SUV involved in a head-in collision with an excavator on Cape Cod has died.

Yarmouth police say 70-year-old Cathy Flavin died when her SUV crossed the center line on Route 28 at about 3 p.m. Thursday and struck the excavator. She was trapped in her vehicle for a time before being taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Witnesses reported that the Yarmouth woman’s vehicle had earlier gone up onto the curb in the eastbound lane and sideswiped a telephone pole, then crossed into the westbound side of the road and nearly collided with several vehicles.

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Police say the investigation is ongoing but initial accounts indicate that there was some type of medical emergency involved.

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