There was a motorcycle crash fatality in the city of Pittsfield on Monday afternoon. The accident closed off a stretch of East Street for a good part of the day from late morning on.  

A Pittsfield man died Monday in the crash, a motorcycle/SUV collision on East Street. According to the Pittsfield Police Department, first responders including police, Pittsfield Fire, and Action Ambulance responded to the intersection of East Street and Newell Street at just before 11:00 AM for a reported motor vehicle collision.  

The preliminary investigation showed that a 2013 Harley Davidson which was being operated by 65-year-old Stanley Dipietro, of Pittsfield, was traveling eastbound on East Street, entered into the intersection with Newell Street, and then collided head-on into a 2002 Honda CRV which was being operated by 78-year-old Susan Shepardson, also a resident of Pittsfield. Shepardson was turning left on Newell Street when the collision occurred.  

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Action Ambulance transported Dipietro to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Action Ambulance also transported both Shepardson and her passenger, 86-year-old Bruce Shepardson, of Pittsfield, to Berkshire Medical Center for injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.  

The Pittsfield Police Traffic Unit is conducting an investigation into the collision, and the Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the actions of either of the involved vehicles to contact Officer David Hallas by calling 448-9700, at Extension 560. 

This story may be updated if more information becomes available.  

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