North Adams man, 61, killed in three-car wreck in Cheshire

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CHESHIRE — A North Adams man was killed early Sunday in a three-car collision on Cheshire Road (Route 8), according to state police and the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

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

The DA's office in a statement Sunday evening said Field was driving southbound in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cheroke near Farnams Road in Cheshire about 7:11 a.m. when he began to pass a 1997 Ford Mustang driven by Taylor, according to a preliminary investigation.

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 rollover.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to the state police Cheshire barracks and the 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.

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