DA's office still investigating fatal Cheshire crash

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CHESHIRE — It remains unclear whether any of the drivers who survived a three-car collision Sunday morning on Cheshire Road (Route 8) that left one man dead will face charges.

A spokesman for the Berkshire District Attorney's office said Monday there would be no information on possible charges until later in the week.

Anthony Emard, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 8, near Farnams Road, in Cheshire. The two other drivers, Trever Field, 29, and Michael Taylor 37, both of Adams, were transported by County Ambulance to the Berkshire Medical Center with serious injuries.

According to Berkshire Health Systems spokesman Michael Leary, the two injured men were transferred to another hospital. Their conditions were not released.

The DA's office in a statement Sunday evening said Field was driving southbound in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee near Farnams Road in Cheshire about 7:11 a.m. when he began to pass a 1997 Ford Mustang driven by Taylor. Field initially moved into the northbound lane and then struck the rear bumper of the Mustang when maneuvering back into the southbound lane, causing it to spin out.

Emard was northbound in a 2009 Hyundai Accent when one of the two vehicles struck the Hyundai, causing it to roll over.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to the state police Cheshire barracks and the detective unit assigned to the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office.

Units from state police Troop B headquarters, Crime Scene Services and Collision Analysis Reconstruction Sections responded, along with members of the Cheshire and Pittsfield fire departments, Lanesborough Police and Fire departments, and the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The accident occurred Sunday morning. An earlier version of this story was incorrect.

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