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Pittsfield Arrest Man

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A motor vehicle accident that lead to a shooting resulted in the arrest of a Springfield man on Thursday night. 
 
Police say the incident occurred at about 10:05 p.m. when multiple units responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Palmer's Variety, located at 221 Elm St. There was some type of altercation that included two vehicles, one of which crashed. According to independent eyewitnesses, a passenger in one of the vehicles then fired multiple rounds at the other vehicle. 
 
Damage consistent with gunfire was observed on the victim's vehicle. A handgun and ammunition were later discovered a short distance away from the shooting. No significant injuries were reported.
 
William Hennessey, 27, of Springfield was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges against Hennessey and others may be forthcoming.
 
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).
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Motor Vehicle Crash, Shooting Leads to Arrest in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A motor vehicle accident that lead to a shooting resulted in the arrest of a Springfield man on Thursday night. 
 
Police say the incident occurred at about 10:05 p.m. when multiple units responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Palmer's Variety, located at 221 Elm St. There was some type of altercation that included two vehicles, one of which crashed. According to independent eyewitnesses, a passenger in one of the vehicles then fired multiple rounds at the other vehicle. 
 
Damage consistent with gunfire was observed on the victim's vehicle. A handgun and ammunition were later discovered a short distance away from the shooting. No significant injuries were reported.
 
William Hennessey, 27, of Springfield was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges against Hennessey and others may be forthcoming.
 
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).
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State Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Florida

Update May 3 at 3:05 p.m.: The motorcyclist has been identified as Lucienne Montgomery, 26, of Nashua, N.H. She was originally identified as being from Clinton, Mass. The article has been updated to correct that.
 
FLORIDA, Mass. — A 26-year-old woman from Nashua, N.H., was killed Saturday afternoon when she was thrown from her motorcycle on Route 2. 
 
State police from the Cheshire barracks responded to the scene at about 3:45 p.m. 
 
Preliminary investigation indicates the woman was operating a 2009 Harley Davidson XL 883 motorcycle eastbound when, for reasons still under investigation, she lost control after navigating a sharp curve near the 22-mile marker. The motorcycle then struck a guardrail ejecting the operator. The woman was determined deceased at the scene.
 
The name of the victim will not be released at this time. The crash remains under investigation with assistance from the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted on scene by the state Department of Transportation
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Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrians on Luce Road in Williamstown

By Stephen Dravis
iBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two pedestrians were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after a collision with a motorcycle on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
 
Police Chief Kyle Johnson said Friday that speed appeared to be a factor in the incident, which occurred at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at a sharp curve on Luce Road near the top (south) end of the road.
 
"It appears he couldn't make the corner," Johnson said. "He laid the bike down, and the bike at some point collided with the pedestrians — the bike and or [rider]. He wasn't upright riding when they collided.
 
"It appears speed was a factor, and that in and of itself would have caused him to go down."
 
Both pedestrians were transported by Northern Berkshire EMS to Berkshire Medical Center, Johnson said.
 
The motorcycle operator was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
 
The accident is a reminder to all of the need for caution on the roads during the COVID-19 pandemic, when residents confined to their homes frequently are getting their exercise and fresh air by walks in neighborhoods that don't normally see as many pedestrians.
 
While not referring directly to the pedestrians in Wednesday's accident, Johnson agreed that caution is always required on the road.
 
"Everyone needs to be more aware at all times — pedestrians and motorists," he said. "We see all kinds of things out there. We see pedestrians in dark clothing at night in the rain, the joggers on Green River Road [Route 43].
 
"I certainly would agree there are far more pedestrians out now than usual. But I'm not faulting these pedestrians by any stretch.
 
"If people were more aware of their surroundings more often, it would be easier to keep themselves safe. But it was just an unfortunate situation for these pedestrians."
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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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