SANDISFIELD -- The historic New Boston Store in Sandisfield has been shut down after a dump truck crashed into its side Tuesday morning.

No one was injured in the crash.

The state police media relations department reported that the crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of routes 8 and 57.

Both local and state police and emergency responders were at the scene.

The eight-wheel dump truck was driven by Kenneth Langdon, 59, of Feeding Hills and the truck is owned by Haulas Construction in Springfield.

The collision caused a part of the building to collapse and power had to be cut from the store for safety purposes.

The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been made as of Tuesday afternoon.

Trooper Todd Nolan told The Eagle that after an initial building inspection the vehicle will have to remain in its current location into the building until the store owners can call someone to insert safety supports into the store so the truck can be removed.

The New Boston Store is a historic and well-visited structure, which dates back to 1750, according to its website. Owned and operated by Peter and Sue Murray, it serves basic needs for residents, who would otherwise have to travel 20 to 30 minutes to supermarkets. It offers hunting and fishing licenses, lottery tickets and is also known for its homemade beef jerky.


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