NORWOOD, Mass.

Crash involving 7 vehicles kills one, seriously hurts two

State police say one person was killed and two others seriously injured in an overnight crash in Norwood involving seven vehicles.

State police say three consecutive crashes occurred at the same spot on Route 95 about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

It began when one car lost control, struck the guardrail and spun around. The driver was critically injured when his car was hit by an oncoming vehicle. That vehicle was driven by a woman who suffered severe injuries. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Her passenger also suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition.

The circumstances of the crash, including what caused the initial car to strike the guardrail and spin around, are under investigation.

The victim’s identity hasn’t been released.

FAIRHAVEN, Mass.

Missing man’s kayak found off West Island, police say

Fairhaven police say the kayak of a missing 21-year-old man has been found off of West Island.

Authorities have been searching for Dana Dourdeville of Marion since he failed to return from a duck hunting trip on Tuesday afternoon.

Fairhaven police Sgt. Kevin Kobza said Dourdeville’s mother found his car parked in a lot at the West Island town beach at about 7 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard located the kayak about three miles offshore between West Island and Falmouth at about 11 p.m. Kobza says there was a single glove inside and it did not appear the kayak had flipped.

He says searchers are using aircraft, boats and all-terrain vehicles to search the east side of West Island, the Little Bay area and surrounding conservation land.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.

Police looking for pickup that hit and killed bicyclist

Springfield police say they are looking for a Ford pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist.

Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney said the bicycle was dragged down Boston Road near Barber Street at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. He said the rider was killed instantly.

City police are looking for a light-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck with front-end damage.

Delaney said police are using surveillance video from nearby businesses in an effort to identify the truck’s license plate number.

The bicyclist’s name has not been released.

WEYMOUTH, Mass.

Thief walks away carrying safe that weighs 250 pounds

Massachusetts police are searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant.

Kevin Hynes said a man walked out of his Stockholders Restaurant in Weymouth on Sunday night lugging the vault.

Surveillance tape shows the man entering a side door at the rear of the restaurant, heading down the stairs and coming back up carrying a large object wrapped in a trash bag.

No arrests have been made.

Hynes isn’t saying how much money was in the safe, but he’s offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest.

He says he’s since bought an even heavier safe and bolted it to the concrete floor.

– From news service reports