Man killed after train and SUV collided in Great Barrington

State police called in to investigate crash

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A Berkshire County man was killed after an SUV and a train collided in Great Barrington early Thursday afternoon.

According to Berkshire DA David Capeless, around 12:30 p.m., 75-year-old Gary Cane of Mount Washington died after his SUV was hit by a Housatonic Rail Road train at the railroad crossing on Route 23.

Our 22News crew could see the dark-colored Jeep on its roof between the railroad tracks and the intersection of Maple Avenue (Route 23) and West Avenue. A freight train was stopped nearby.

DA Capeless said the crash is being investigated by Great Barrington Police and Fire Departments, State Police Detectives assigned to the DA’s Office, and Troopers assigned to the Crash Accident Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services.

Maple Avenue was closed between Main Street (Route 7) and Silver Street while police and fire cleared the area. The road was reopened around 9:00 p.m.

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