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State and local police examine the scene of a fatal two-car collision on Maple Avenue (Route 23) Saturday morning (April 14) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Housatonic woman killed in Maple Ave. head-on collision

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By Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 News

Great Barrington — Police Chief William Walsh Jr. reports that the Great Barrington Police Department responded to a fatal crash Saturday (April 14) morning and has cited a man for motor vehicle homicide.

A citation was issued to Robert Bacigalupi, 68, of New York City for Motor Vehicle Homicide and Marked Lanes Violation.

At approximately 11 a.m. police responded to a motor vehicle crash at 200 Maple Ave. (Route 23). Two vehicles had collided head-on, injuring both drivers. The drivers were the only occupants in the vehicles.

Annemarie E. Bushka, 64, of Housatonic, was seriously injured and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Bacigalupi was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He will be issued a summons to appear in court at a later date.

A portion of the road was closed while rescuers responded to the crash and while the vehicles were towed from the scene. All lanes were reopened once the scene was cleared.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Great Barrington Police, with the assistance fo the Massachusetts State Police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the Great Barrington Police Department at 413-528-0306.

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