Lakeville, Conn., man killed in single-car crash in Sheffield

The accident occurred about a mile from where a Sheffield Police Officer attempted, unsuccessfully, to execute a stop for a motor vehicle violation.

Sheffield – A man from Lakeville, Connecticut, died as a result of injuries sustained in a single-car motor vehicle crash in the town of Sheffield.

According to a preliminary police investigation, Jesus A. Santos, 19, lost control of the motor vehicle he was driving on Berkshire School Road at about 11:32 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 28).

Santos was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The accident occurred about a mile from where a Sheffield Police Officer attempted, unsuccessfully, to execute a stop for a motor vehicle violation of the vehicle that Santos was operating. Santos was transported from the scene to the Holyoke office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The accident remains under investigation by members of the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s office, the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (C.A.R.S.), the MSP Crime Scene Services Section, MSP troopers from SP Lee and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.