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Vehicular manslaughter trial of Joseph Thompson hinges on one key question: Who was in the wrong lane?

The intersection of Ashland Street, Church and South Church Streets (copy)

Motorcyclist Steven Fortier was killed in a collision near the intersection of Ashland and Church streets in North Adams, above, in 2018. A jury is weighing a charge of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation against the other driver — former Mass MoCA director Joseph Thompson.

UPDATE: Mass MoCA founding director Joseph Thompson found not guilty of motor vehicle homicide

PITTSFIELD — One of the drivers in the crash that killed motorcyclist Steven Fortier in North Adams four years ago was on the wrong side of the road just before the collision, jurors were told Monday.



Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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