According to a statement from the Massachusetts State Police, this morning, at approximately 7:51 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Cheshire responded to reports of a crash on Lanesborough Road in Cheshire, in front of house #80.

Upon arrival, Trooper Kyle Jolin discovered that a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by William M. Morrissette, 26, of Adams, was traveling east on Lanesborough Road, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle crossed the westbound lane, exited the roadway and struck a tree. An off-duty North Adams firefighter arrived on scene first, extricated Morrissette and began CPR on him. Morrissette was subsequently transported by Adams EMS to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Cheshire Barracks. Troop B Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, troopers assigned to the State Police Detective Unit of Berkshire County.  The Cheshire Fire Department and Adams EMS, all assisted on scene.



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