Former Easthampton Mayor’s wife died after falling down stairs

Mrs. Tautnik had an accidental fall while volunteering for a cultural event

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – 60-year-old Debra Tautznik, the wife of former Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik, died after falling down stairs Saturday.

Mary Carey from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office notified 22News that Mrs. Tautznik had fallen down the steps leading into the basement at 78 Cottage Street Saturday afternoon. She died later at Baystate Medical Center.

Mrs. Tautznik had been working as a cultural festival volunteer when she fell down the stairs.

The fall appears to be accidental and not suspicious in nature,” Mary Carey said.

According to a New Release from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, “The incident remains under investigation by the Easthampton Police Department, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and MSP Crime Scene Services.”

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