Police have released the name of two men who were killed in separate car crashes hours apart on Route 140 in New Bedford.
The first crash occured shortly after midnight on Saturday. Police say 25-year-old Dylan Viera, 25, of Acushnet, was driving southbound when he lost control of his vehicle, which crashed into a guardrail and overturned.
The, at 2:40a.m., a second crash occured. Initially, three cars were involved in a crash. Police say one of the passengers, identified by police as Ruben Vazquez, 39, of New Bedford, exited the vehicle to get help when he was hit by a car on the highway. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Both crashes remain under investigation.