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Fatal Accident on MassPike

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The front end of a Peter Pan bus after colliding with a car Wednesday afternoon.
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The accident blocked off Route 7 at the Five Corners intersection; the car is behind the bus.
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State police point to damage on the car.
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An officer marks were pieces of the vehicles landed.
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Lanesborough Fire and Police redirect traffic on the south side of Route 7.

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.

No further information is available at this time.

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