Crash in Huntington Kills Montgomery Woman

Crash in Huntington Ejects and Kills Montgomery Woman

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 07122018 – Crash in Huntington Kills Montgomery Woman

Last evening, at approximately 7:57 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Russell responded to reports of a crash on Route 112 near the 6 mile-marker in Huntington. Witnesses reported the vehicle was traveling south on Route 112 when it crossed into the north lanes and exited the roadway.

Upon arrival, Trooper Geoffrey McKeon discovered a 2000 Ford F250 pickup, driven by a 42-year-old Montgomery man, had for reasons still under investigation, drove off the north side of the roadway, over a guardrail and into the woods. The crash resulted in trapping the driver in the pickup and the passenger, Melinda Carriveau, 39, also of Montgomery, being ejected from the vehicle.

The driver was transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with serious injuries. Ms. Carriveau was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield where she was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Route 112 was closed in both directions at the time of the crash and remained closed until just after 11:00 p.m., once crash reconstruction had been completed.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by troopers from the Russell Barracks. Troop B Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Hampshire County District Attorney’s Office, Huntington Police, and Westfield EMS all assisted on scene.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.

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