‘She will forever live in our hearts’: 20-year-old Mattapoisett woman dies following crash

Brooke Sweet died earlier this month after a single-vehicle crash on Route 195.

Brooke Sweet. —Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes

A single-vehicle crash on Feb. 5 sent a 20-year-old Mattapoisett woman to the hospital, where she died from her injuries, state police said Wednesday.

The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. on Route 195 westbound in Marion, according to a news release.

As police arrived, they found Brooke Sweet suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was taken to Tobey Hospital in an ambulance before being transported by helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she succumbed to her injuries. Sweet died the same day of the crash, according to her obituary.

In her obituary, Sweet’s loved ones said it brings them comfort to know that she’s now reunited with “the love of her life,” Damen J. Hooper.

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“Everywhere Brooke went she brought life and laughter with her infectious smile and personality,” her obituary says. “Her family meant everything to her, her sisters were her best friends and she will forever live in our hearts.”

Sweet loved spending time with her family, they said, and taking trips to Ned’s Point with her best friend, Audrey Eastwine.

Police said the initial investigation showed that Sweet’s 2017 Nissan Murano was traveling westbound when she reportedly lost control and struck a guardrail on the left side of the road. Sweet was the only person in the Nissan.

Police are still investigating the crash, and troopers are still determining whether or not excessive speed played a part.

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