This morning, at approximately 7:11 a.m., troopers from the
State Police – Cheshire Barracks responded to reports of a serious injury crash
on Route 8 near Farnum Road in Cheshire.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 29-year-old man from Adams, was traveling southbound behind a 1997 Ford Mustang, driven by a 37-year-old man from Adams. The driver of the Jeep began passing the Mustang, when a 2009 Hyundai Accent, driven by a 61-year-old man from North Adams, was traveling northbound toward the other two vehicles. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the Jeep struck the Mustang when pulling back into the southbound lane, which then caused the vehicles to strike the Hyundai, causing it to rollover.
The driver of the Hyundai was determined to be deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The other two drivers were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with serious injuries.
The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police – Cheshire Barracks and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office. Troop B Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Cheshire Fire Department, Pittsfield Fire Department, Lanesboro Police and Fire Departments, and the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, all assisted on scene.
No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.
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