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Car seen speeding ends in fatal crash in New Bedford

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By Alana Cerrone

A car seen speeding down a New Bedford street ended up in a fatal crash, killing the passenger and sending the driver to the hospital.

Around 11:30 Friday night, a New Bedford Police Officer saw a black Jaguar speeding down Route 18 at a speed of about 80-100 mph. While he tried to track the car down, another passerby also alerted the officer to the speeding car, but he was not able to find it.

Soon after, a 911 call came in for an accident at the corner of Warren Street and West Rodney French Boulevard, where the car had struck a tree and knocked it down.

The car was heavily damaged and both driver and passenger had to be extricated.

The passenger, 28-year-old Winnitue Montrond of New Bedford, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver, 30-year-old Luismiguel Fernandes of Dorchester, Mass., was sent to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The car belonged to Montrond's girlfriend.

The accident is still under investigation.

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