Falls Village, Conn. — A Great Barrington man was killed, and a Torrington, Connecticut man critically injured in a two-car accident on Wednesday (September 9) evening when a car and a pickup truck collided on U.S. Route 7, according to Connecticut State Police in Canaan.
Steve Meyerowitz, 65, was pronounced dead at Sharon Hospital after his Volkswagen Beetle and a Nissan Titan collided near the double yellow line. Police say Meyerowitz was heading northbound. The driver of the Nissan, Roger St. Pierre of Torrington, was also transported to Sharon Hospital for evaluation, but moved to Hartford Hospital for possible internal injuries.
A hospital spokesman said on Friday (September 11) that St. Pierre was listed in critical condition.
Police say both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and airbags were deployed. Both vehicles were severely damaged.
The accident is under investigation.
A long-time Great Barrington resident, Meyerowitz is well known as the “Sproutman,” for his popular natural foods business, founded in New York City in 1977, selling sprouting seeds, equipment, other health and skincare products.
Meyerowitz leaves his wife, Beth Robbins, an English, drama and history teacher at the Berkshire Waldorf High School, and three children, Gabrielle, Ari and Noah.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 13 at 9:30 am, at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road in Great Barrington. Internment will follow at the Ahavath Sholom Cemetery on Blue Hill Road.
An obituary will be published in The Edge on Friday, September 11.