One person was killed and another injured in motor vehicle accident early Wednesday morning.
Updated at 2:25 p.m., Aug. 28, 2013
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — One person was killed and another injured in a motor-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning.
Erica Rock, 31, the passenger in the vehicle, died later Wednesday morning at Berkshire Medical Center from injuries received in the accident.
Her father, Kenneth Rock, 58, of North Adams, the driver, was taken to North Adams Regional Hospital.
Police on Wednesday were not releasing any information on the identities of those involved other than to say a man and a woman were in the sport utility vehicle at the time of the accident.
The accident is still under investigation by North Adams and state police.
"The vehicle was headed eastbound when it hit the pole on the eastbound side and sheared it off; it then impacted with the cement wall and crossed the road and impacted with another pole," said Sgt. James Burdick.
Erica Rock was ejected from the vehicle; neither Rock was wearing a seat belt.
The accident was reported at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday as a single car into a utility pole with lines down. Two ambulances were called to the scene: one victim was taken to North Adams Regional Hospital and the other to Berkshire Medical Center.
The accident occurred between Richview and Goodrich streets on Route 2.
The street was closed for hours for the state police team's reconstruction and for National Grid to repair the lines; the utility company was still completing repairs at about 9 a.m. Burdick did not believe anyone lost power during the event.
The vehicle, a late-model 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was towed by Mohawk Towing.
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