Pittsfield Bicyclist Killed in Crash

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An image from the Pittsfield Police in the aftermath of Wednesday's fatal accident.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man riding his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck and killed last week.

According to the District Attorney's Office, 40-year-old Richard A. Daly was struck near the intersection of Dalton and Hubbarde Avenues at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Daly's identity was not released by the DA until Monday. 

Police say a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck operated by 61-year-old James Carsell of Dalton was traveling eastbound on Dalton Avenue when it collided with Daly and his bike.

Daly was on Hubbard attempting to cross Dalton Avenue toward Taco Bell. He was taken to Berkshire Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police, Fire and County Ambulance responded to the crash.

The incident is under investigation by Officer Michael Silver of the Traffic Unit but the DA's office said no criminal charges are expected to be filed.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Silver at 413-448-9700, Ext. 596.

The intersection was closed to traffic for approximately three hours as a result of the crash.


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Wreath Art Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Wreath Art Auction is back in-person at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 2.
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