|State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Blandford |
|08:51AM / Monday, September 28, 2020|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Police say a Pittsfield man was killed when he ran into traffic on the MassPike in Blandford.
At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, state troopers assigned to Westfield barracks responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Route 90 eastbound, at the 24.2 mile marker, in Blandford. The victim suffered fatal injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicated that Harry Young, 49, was a passenger in a 2008 Lexus operated by a 36-year-old Becket woman. State Police say the Lexus pulled into the breakdown lane and Young jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the roadway for reasons still under investigation. Young was then hit by a 2013 Ford Explorer operated by a 26-year-old Brockton woman. Young was subsequently struck by a 2020 Kenworth tractor trailer operated by a 33-year-old Little Falls, N.Y., man. All operators remained on scene.
Young was determined to be deceased at the scene.
The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why Young got out of the Lexus, remains under investigation.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the state Department of Transportation. Route 90 Eastbound was closed for the investigation, all lanes were opened at 2:17 a.m.