Hadley, Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Kills One, Injures Two

April 18, 2012 – Daniel Haley, 24, from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when his motorcycle was struck by a car traveling in the wrong direction on Route 116 in Hadley. Brittini Benton, 24, of Sunderland, was operating the vehicle that hit Haley’s motorcycle. Jon Weeks, 57, from Leyden, was operating a second car, which was involved in the crash. The accident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Saturday.

According to police, Benton was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Route 116 prior to the collision. Haley was pronounced dead at the scene. Benton and Weeks were also both injured in the accident. Benton was transported by a medical helicopter and Weeks was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Haley was a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was set to graduate in May.

No criminal charges have been filed as of Monday. The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and the Hadley Police Department.

Source: The Berkshire Eagle


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