PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was killed early Tuesday morning in a motor vehicle accident on West Housatonic Street.
Michael Lamphear, 54, of East Housatonic Street was westbound on his motorcycle at about 7:48 a.m. when he collided with a Jeep pulling out of the intersection at Osceola Street. The sport utility vehicle was being driven by 25-year-old Abigail Hunt, who was not injured.
The collision occurred in the westbound travel lane of West Housatonic Street. A section of the highway, Route 20, was closed to traffic and detoured. Eastbound tractor trailer units were detoured over Route 41 to West Street. The road was reopened about 1:44 p.m.
State Police detectives assigned to the Berkshire district attorney's office are investigating the fatal incident.
Responding to the scene of the crash was Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington, the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the her office, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, as well as the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
The Pittsfield Police Department's Traffic and Detective bureaus also responded, as did the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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