Updated in information has been made available about a fatal crash that occurred earlier this week in Great Barrington. Investigators have released the name of the Great Barrington woman who died on Monday afternoon after a two-car collision on Route 7 in Great Barrington near Monument Mountain. According to a press release from the office of Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington, 92-year-old Ruth Houghton of Great Barrington died in the crash on Monday.

According to investigators, Houghton was exiting Lovers Lane onto Stockbridge Road in a 2008 Subaru at approximately 2 p.m. when she collided with a northbound 2008 Toyota Tundra that was being driven by 28-year-old Samantha Kaye, of the town of Monterey. Houghton died at the scene after she sustained severe injuries, and Southern Berkshire Ambulance transported Kaye to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

The accident itself resulted in detours as traffic was rerouted for about 5 hours from the vicinity of route 7, from Monument Valley Road to beyond Lovers Lane.

The crash is under investigation. Great Barrington Police, Fire, and EMS, State Police Lee Barracks, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene Monday. Great Barrington Police, the Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, and Massachusetts State Police are conducting the investigation.

Investigators are requesting that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has other information regarding it to contact Sgt. Adam Carlotto at the Great Barrington Police Department (413) 528-0306 x143.

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