LANESBOROUGH -- Two of the victims from last week’s accident near the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough remain hospitalized, with one of them likely to be cited for causing the crash, according to Lanesborough police.
Ramon Santiago, 49, of Pittsfield, is at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, and Ramon Santiago Jr., 25, is at Berkshire Medical Center, police said. They were both listed in stable condition.
A third passenger in the same vehicle, Kai Hope, 29, was released from Baystate Medical Center on Monday.
Police on Wednesday said they expect to charge the older Santiago with driving to endanger, going too fast for the road conditions and failure to stay within marked lanes.
The three were in a white Subaru that crossed the median at an unsafe speed and collided with another Subaru sedan last Thursday night on the Route 7/8 Connector Road near the Berkshire Mall, police said. Several passers-by helped pull the victims out of the white Suburu.
The operator of the second Subaru, Damian Thompson, 28, of Pittsfield, was treated at Berkshire Medical Center and released on the night of the accident.
The accident followed a day in which there had been light snowfall and freezing conditions. The snow had ended by the time of the accident, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. While it’s possible that weather could have played a part in the accident, it is not believed to be a primary cause, police said.
Staff writer Dick Lindsay contributed to this report.
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