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Great Barrington Woman, 92, Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident
09:44AM / Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A 92-year-old local woman, Ruth Houghton, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Monday afternoon and another woman injured.
Houghton's name was released on Wednesday afternoon; the name of the other drive has not yet been released.
The two-vehicle crash occurred about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Stockbridge Road and Lover's Lane.
According to police, a 2008 Toyota Tundra being driven by a 28-year-old Monterey woman was traveling north when it collided with a 2008 Subaru Forrester driven by Houghton attempting to exit Lover's Lane. 
The driver of the Subaru suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. 
The driver of the Toyota was taken by Southern Berkshire Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. 
A portion of Stockbridge Road (Route 7) was closed for five hours and traffic was detoured while police worked the scene. 
The investigation is being conducted by Great Barrington Police, State Police and the district attorney's office. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the vehicles prior are asked to contact: Sgt. Adam Carlotto at the Great Barrington Police Department at 413-528-0306, Ext. 143.
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