STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN BERNARDSTON

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN BERNARDSTON

At approximately 12:21 p.m. today, Troopers assigned to State Police-Shelburne Falls responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 91 southbound in Bernardston. Bernardston Fire, and EMS also responded to assist.

Upon their arrival they located a 2015 Cadillac SRX that, for reasons still under investigation, left the roadway on the right side and crashed into the guardrail then continuing into the tree line trees. The operator Holly Hanley, a 60-year-old woman from Burlington VT, and her passenger a 24-year old female, from Essex Junction, VT; were transported to Baystate Franklin Hospital where the operator was pronounced deceased. The passenger sustained minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop B of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services Section and the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office. No further information is available at this time.