Crash ties up traffic on Route 7/20 in Lenox; no injuries

By Clarence Fanto, Eagle correspondent LENOX — Traffic on Route 7/20 was disrupted for about an hour during Wednesday’s afternoon rush after a box truck crashed into an a passenger vehicle that was apparently stopped in the road, cutting off both southbound lanes. No one was injured, said Police Chief Stephen E.

O’Brien. Details were sketchy since the preliminary investigation is ongoing. The impact of the 3:05 p.m. collision propelled the box truck across the southbound lanes, disabling it and requiring state police to block off southbound traffic at New Lenox Road, about a mile north of the scene.

Northbound travel was restricted to one lane while the truck was removed by R.W’s Towing of Lee and the car was towed by Hoff’s Services of Lenox, O’Brien said. It’s not yet clear why the car was stopped in the roadway. The incident happened across from Allegrone Cos.’ Berkshire Design Center at 150 Pittsfield Road.

The identities of the drivers were not available pending completion of the police accident report.

The investigation, led by Lenox Officer Joseph Kennedy, also involves the state police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, known informally as the “truck team,” which responded to the scene along with Lenox Officers William Colvin and Cameron Sibley.

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