One Person Killed, Another Injured in Western Massachusetts Tractor Trailer Crash

One person was killed and another one injured after a big rig failed to stop at an intersection in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.An unidentified man was killed and another injured after the tractor trailer they were riding in failed to stop at an intersection on Route 2 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that the accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. on June 29 when the 18-wheeler didn't stop at the intersection of Traconic Trail, which is also known as Route 2, and Cold Spring Road (Route 7) in Williamstown.

According to the news agency, the big rig, which was carrying stearic acid, went straight through the crossroads on Route 7, past a bakery, and then struck a concrete barrier before winding up in the woods by Hemlock Brook.

Police told the news agency that some of the acid discharged into the driveway of a nearby home, but was later deemed non-toxic by a hazardous materials team that was called in to evaluate the spill.

The identity of the man killed in the accident was not immediately released. The injured man has been identified as 33-year-old Raymond Hairston of Lynn. He was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment immediately following the crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 15 people were killed as the result of motor vehicle accidents in Berkshire County, Massachusetts in 2009.