On Monday, February 25, 2013, at approximately 5:26 am, officers of the Wareham Police Department responded to a single motor vehicle accident on Great Neck Rd. in the area of Squaw’s Path. Upon arrival at the scene, officers noticed a silver colored 2012 SUV off the road with heavy front-end damage, which was caused when the vehicle struck a tree along the side of Great Neck Road.
The sole occupant of the vehicle, later identified as 65 year old Richard Daniel Goodchild of Wareham, MA, was unresponsive at the scene and transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where he was pronounced deceased. At this time, it is unknown if a medical condition may have contributed to the accident before the vehicle left the roadway, which was lightly snow covered. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation, pending further medical examination.