WILLIAMSTOWN -- Five people suffered non-life threatening injuries Tuesday night following a two-car crash on Route 7 near Bee Hill Road, according to local police.
Shortly after 7 p.m., 85-year-old Malvin Krupitsky, of Pittsfield, was driving north on Route 7 when his 2012 Nissan Murano crossed the center line and collided with a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta in the southbound lane operated by Cody Mountz, 20, from North Adams. The impact of the crash caused the Murano to roll over, but remain on the highway, police said.
Both drivers and three passengers in the Krupitsky vehicle, his wife Marcia, 80 along with Brooklyn, N.Y. residents Donald and Judith Marcus, 82 and 76 respectively, were all transported to Berkshire Medical Center. BMC officials late Tuesday night reported all five accident victims were still being treated in the hospital's Emergency Department.
The three passengers in the Jetta, 18-year-old Dylan Digenaro, from Adams, and Pownal, Vt. residents Sara Atherton, 20, and Leo Yasi, 18, were treated at the scene of the crash.
Police say they have cited Krupitsky with speeding in a 30 mph zone and failure to stay within marked lanes.
Village Ambulance Service of Williamstown, North Adams' ambulance squad and the Williamstown Fire Department, along with local police, responded to traffic mishap.