NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Friday morning in New Bedford.

The two-vehicle crash took place around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Route 18 South and Elm Street, according to New Bedford police.

One of the drivers, identified as Robert Jorge, 71, of New Bedford, was critically injured and later died at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Police said the second driver suffered minor injuries.

The roadway was closed following the crash and traffic was being detoured onto Purchase Street.