Housatonic woman charged in hit-and-run crash that injured two


GREAT BARRINGTON -- A Housatonic woman has been charged with three motor vehicle offenses in connection with a hit-and-run accident early Saturday that seriously injured two people.

Dana K. Delgrande, 47, of Housatonic has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Delgrande is scheduled to be arraigned in Southern Berkshire District Court, but the date has not been set yet, according to Great Barrington Police.

The accident occurred early Saturday morning in front of 136 North Plain Road (Route 41). According to police, Delgrande was heading north in a 2011 Dodge Durango when she collided with a 2010 Toyota Corolla owned by Stephen Moody, 39, of Falls Village, Conn.

Moody and Rebecca J. Gillespie, 29, of North Plain Road, apparently got stuck in the snow while trying to pull into Gillespie's driveway in the Corolla, according to police. They were standing in front of the Corolla trying to rectify the situation when it was struck by Delgrande's vehicle.

According to police, Moody and Gillespie were thrown from the scene when the Durango slammed into the rear of the Corolla, and suffered serious injuries. Gillespie suffered facial and head injuries when she went through the front windshield. Her knee also went through a front headlight.

Further information on Moody and Gillespie's conditions was unavailable on Tuesday. A spokeswoman at Fairview Hospital declined to comment when asked if Moody and Gillespie had been admitted for treatment.

Police found a license plate at the scene that led them to Delgrande. A short time later they located the Durango at a local auto body shop.

The accident is being investigated by police Officers Jason LaForest and Christopher Peebles.


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