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Woman killed in truck accident

A 24-year-old woman in Massachusetts was pronounced dead on Aug. 4 after she was involved in a collision with a dump truck. The fatal crash happened in Deerfield while the woman was driving a Toyota pickup truck along Route 116. At around 12:30 p.m., there was a collision between the woman’s pickup truck and a dump truck filled with asphalt. It is known that the auto accident occurred in the area between the Interstate 91 off-ramp and Settright Road, but police did not immediately release any details about what might have caused the accident. Medical personnel declared the Toyota driver dead at the scene, and the dump truck driver was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. The area of Route 116 where the accident took place was shut down for several hours after the fatal accident. An investigation into the crash was conducted by Deerfield police officers along with Massachusetts State Police detectives. State police Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vehicle Enforcements and Crime Scene Services units also assisted local police with the investigation process. Finding out who was at fault for a multi-vehicle auto accident is not always an easy task. During an investigation, authorities may examine evidence from the crash scene, toxicology tests, eyewitness testimony and cell phone records to determine if any criminal charges should be filed against one or more of the drivers involved. While such an investigation is underway, an injured car accident victim may want to talk to an attorney about filing a personal injury complaint against the at-fault driver. Source: Mass Live, “Deceased in Deerfield accident is identified as 24-year-old woman from Buckland,” Patrick Johnson, Aug. 5, 2016