State Police Investigate a Fatal Crash in Sheffield


On Thursday February 28, 2019, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a single-vehicle rollover crash near the intersection of Berkshire School Road and Bears Den Road in Sheffield resulted in the death of the driver.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Paul Keyes from the State Police–Lee Barracks indicates that Jesus Santos, 19, of Sheffield was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Golf when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle struck a utility pole on the right side of the road. The vehicle then rolled over, causing damage to the driver’s side and roof. Southern Berkshire County EMS determined Santos to be deceased at the scene. 

Members from Sheffield Police and Fire Departments assisted at the scene. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation with assistance from members of the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.  

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