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Rider Dies After Crashing Motorcycle on Stockbridge Road

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Hopedale man died from injuries incurred after he lost control of his motorcycle on Saturday. 
 
Glen Sault, 62, was riding with a larger group, all members of Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of Massachusettss Chapter 2-1, when he lost control of his motorcycle in the travel lane and crashed. 
 
The accident occurred at 2:25 p.m. on Stockbridge Road (Route 7) in the area of Lover's Lane. The group along with a passing trauma doctor quickly stopped
and rendered medical aid until emergency services arrived. Sault was transported to Fairview Hospital by Southern Berkshire Ambulance then by helicopter to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he later died. 
 
Based on video obtained from another motorcycle at this time no other vehicles or motorcycles are believed to be involved in the crash, according to police. The crash is being investigated by the Great Barrington Police and state police  assigned to the Berkshire District attorney's office with assistance of the Accident Reconstruction Unit and Crime Scene Services.
 
The Fire Department and Stockbridge Police also responded and assisted at the scene. The road was closed for some time until the accident could be cleared.
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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Big Y Express Robbery


Police are asking anyone who recognizes this person to call 413-448-9706.

Updated Tuesday evening with images.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a robbery Sunday evening at the Big Y Express gas station and convenience store on West Street. 

 
The robbery was reported at about 4:55 p.m. Responding officers learned that a man had entered the conenience store, made a threat to an employee and demanded money. No weapon was displayed. 
 
The man was given an amount of cash and he left the area, most likely on foot. No one was injured during the incident.
 
The suspect is described as being white or Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5-foot-9 or shorter with dark brown eyes and bushy eyebrows. He was wearing a gray and black Adidas ball cap, light blue or gray face covering, dark sweatshirt, blue and black backpack, gray sweat pants, and red Nike sneakers. 
 
Images from the store's video surveillance system will be released at a later date.
 
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Lt. John Soules at 413-448-9700, Ext. 599. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Tip Line at 413-448-9706, texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).
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Pittsfield Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Collision in Richmond

RICHMOND, Mass. --- A Pittsfield man died in a single-car collision on Saturday afternoon.
 
Austin Shaw, 25, was killed when his Buick sedan failed to negotiate a curve on Route 41, veering off the road, and crashing into a tree. An infant in the vehicle suffered little to no injuries, according a release from the Berkshire district attorney's office.
 
Investigators believe Shaw was northbound at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the collision occurred. He was treated by County Ambulance personnel and was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
Investigators did not find evidence suggesting any alcohol or drugs were involved. Preliminary evidence suggests speed may have been a contributing factor. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section continue to investigate the collision along with local law enforcement and the state police assigned to the district attorney's office.
 
Passers-by called 911 and removed the infant from the vehicle. EMTs transported the infant to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield for evaluation and the child was subsequently released.
 
The state Department of Transportation closed Route 41 to traffic from about 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Richmond firefighters extracted Shaw from the vehicle and R.W.'s Towing removed it.
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