By: Staff Reports On: 02:08PM / Thursday December 31, 2009
WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — State police are reporting a fatal accident occurred late this morning at the 1-mile marker on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Added Jan. 1: The driver was Elizabeth McKee, 53, of Rock Creek, N.Y.
The state police barracks in Weston responded to the one-car crash in the eastbound lane at about 10:42 a.m.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Edward Ashman indicated the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in the median, resulting in fatal injuries to the operator, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Responding emergency medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The crash is under investigation with the assistance of the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction and the Crime Scene Services sections. Troopers were additionally assisted at the scene by the West Stockbridge Fire Department.