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A three-vehicle crash on Howland Avenue of Tuesday closed the southbound lane for about an hour.
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Three-Car Crash in Adams Closes Highway

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ADAMS, Mass. — A chain reaction crash involving three sport utility vehicles forced the closure of the southbound lane of Howland Avenue in front of the Mobil Station and sent at least one person to the hospital. 
 
The crash occurred around 2 p.m. when a dark blue late-model Chevrolet Equinox attempted to enter the Mobil Station's southern entrance. It was apparently struck in the rear by a light blue Mercedes-Benz L350 and then, according to one officer at the scene, "everyone went everywhere." 
 
Caught up in the crash was a dark-colored Honda CRV with Vermont plates. Debris was scattered along the southbound lanes, which were closed and traffic was diverted over Old Columbia Street. The Equinox's rear end was crushed and it was taken away by Mohawk Auto Wrecking. 
 
The Mercedes had significant damage to the front end and the CRV incurred damage on the driver's side. 
 
Adams Fire Department responded to the scene along with police, Adams Ambulance Service and Northern Berkshire EMS. 
 
Further information was not immediately available.
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Public Invited to Pay Respects to Officer Billy Evans in Adams

ADAMS, Mass. — Community members are invited to gather Thursday at 1 p.m. on Park Street to pay their respects to Officer William "Billy" Evans during the funeral procession.
 
"I think it is really important for the family, and for the law enforcement community," Adams Police Chief Scott Kelley said. "We will be out here and we will show our love and respect for our fallen brother. But for the community. ... I think it is important for them too because this is their home, it is his home, and I think it is important for them to come out."
 
The town will close Hoosac Street, Summer Street, and Bellevue Cemetery on Thursday, April 14, to accommodate funeral services for Officer Evans. The procession will move from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, where a Mass will be held, to Bellevue Cemetery. Evans' father, the late Howard Evans, is buried in Bellevue. 
 
Evans, a member of the U.S. Capitol Police, was killed on Friday, April 2, when a driver slammed his car into a checkpoint he was guarding at the Capitol.
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