Man struck, killed by truck in Lenox


Floyd W. Curtiss Jr., 49, died after being hit near the Dakota Restaurant in Pittsfield by the southbound truck.

Truck driver Roland Pardee, 64, was delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service and "apparently was unable to avoid collision with Curtiss, who was located in the travel lane of the road," according to a statement from Lenox Police Chief Stephen E. O'Brien.

No further information was available yesterday from police.

There are no sidewalks on the road, which is also Routes 7 and 20, and road shoulders were filled with snowbanks created by plows from the recent storm.

It is not clear whether those conditions contributed to the accident.

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Curtiss was a resident of 210 State Road.

The accident drew personnel from the Pittsfield and Lee police and troopers from the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Lee. The State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit, a truck investigation team and the Lenox Police also are involved in the investigation.

No charges have been brought against the driver.

Pardee is a truck driver for Eagle Express Lines Inc. of Devon, Pa. The company is not related to Eagle Express of Pittsfield.


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