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Thursday October 25, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Two people were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after the pickup truck they were in struck two horses on Route 7 in Williamstown on Wednesday night, The Eagle has learned. The horses died.

The extent of the injuries to the driver and passenger wasn't clear. The full-sized pickup was totaled.

The collision happened just south of the state highway garage on Route 7, also known as New Ashford Road, on Wednesday sometime around 10 p.m.

The dark-colored horses had apparently escaped from their holding area.

Police closed Route 7 from Brodie Mountain Road in Lanesborough to Five Corners in Williamstown for about 90 minutes to deal with the situation.

The Williamstown Police Department is investigating, but would not provide information on the accident because the report wouldn't be completed until later in the day on Thursday.


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