Pittsfield man, passenger suffer life-threatening injuries in Dalton Avenue wreck

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PITTSFIELD -- Two people suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday evening when the SUV they were traveling in was involved in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Dalton Avenue and Benedict Road, police said.

Patrick Doyle, 38, of Pittsfield, was heading south on Benedict at 6:36 p.m. when his 2014 Subaru Forester was struck in the intersection by a 2007 Saturn Aura that was heading west on Dalton, according to a statement released early Thursday by Pittsfield Police.

The impact of the crash caused the Subaru to flip onto its side, and both vehicles slid into the eastbound lane of Dalton and collided with a 2016 Jeep driven by Mackenzie Doyle, 24, of Pittsfield. She was not injured.

The driver of the Saturn, Steven Kempter, 51, of Pittsfield, and two of its five occupants, were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening, police said.

Patrick Doyle, and another occupant of the Subaru, were also transported to BMC with serious injuries. Police did not identify the second person in the vehicle.

The intersection was closed to traffic for three hours for the investigation and cleanup.  The Pittsfield Fire Department and County Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Anyone who witnessed to this incident are asked to contact Sgt. Marc Maddalena of the Pittsfield Police Department's traffic unit at 413-448-9700, ext 575.


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