A Pittsfield Man Killed Friday Night After Running onto the Mass Pike
Today it is still unclear why a Pittsfield man ran onto the Mass Pike Friday night into oncoming traffic. The incident happened around 10 p.m. on the east bound side of I-90. According to reports in The Berkshire Eagle and masslive.com, 49-year old Harry Young of Pittsfield was a passenger in a Lexus, driven by an unidentified 36-year old Becket woman.
From reports Young got out of the car stopped in the breakdown lane of I-90 and ran onto the highway. The tragic events followed when Young was struck by a 26-year old Brocton woman driving a Ford Explorer and then a tractor trailer operated by a 33-year old New York man.
According to the Eagle and Masslive.com the State Police pronounced Young dead at the scene. Both drivers that struck Young remained at the scene and have not been charged. The Pike was closed for several hours and later reopened just after 2am Saturday.
The incident remains under investigation by the State Police...their collision analysis and reconstruction unit and the detective unit for Hampden County.