North Adams, Massachusetts Accident Into Flood Chute Leaves 2 Men Dead

February 20, 2012 – Christopher Stanley, 28, of Clarksburg, Massachusetts, and Chad Miller, 31, from North Adams, have died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained in a single car crash. Stanley was operating an SUV, which was discovered by police overturned at the bottom of a flood control chute along Canal Street in North Adams. Miller was a passenger in the vehicle. The car was discovered at approximately 2:42 a.m. on Sunday.

According to police, the vehicle was heading west on Canal Street prior to the accident, but are unsure what caused the crash or how long the vehicle was in the flood chute before it was discovered. According to the Hoosic River Revival Coalition, typical flood chutes in the town are 12 feet deep and 45 feet wide.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. The North Adams Fire Department and North Adams Ambulance Service were among the responding rescue personnel. The accident remains under investigation by the North Adams Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.


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