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Carver Man Dies After Driving Motor Vehicle Off Dirt Road Into Bog

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A Carver man has died after driving his motor vehicle off a dirt road into a body of water, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

At approximately 7:49 p.m. last night, Carver Police received a 911 call for a report of a car into the water in the vicinity of 7 Holmes Street. First responders arrived on scene and located the sole occupant of the motor vehicle, an unresponsive male, who had been removed from the motor vehicle by people on scene. The male victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 35 year-old Brendan McGaffigan.

Carver Police contacted Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. Preliminarily, as a result of interviews conducted with witnesses on scene, it appears McGaffigan drove off of the dirt road down an embankment into a pond and the motor vehicle landed upside down in water, trapping him in the truck. The area where the motor vehicle left the roadway appeared wet and muddy, and narrow in certain parts.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

May 1, 2022