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2 sent to hospital following Greenfield Road crash

  • Firefighters disconnect the battery from a pickup that was involved in a crash with a dump truck on Greenfield Road in Deerfield Wednesday morning. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

  • Firefighters disconnect the battery from a pickup that was involved in a crash with a dump truck on Greenfield Road in Deerfield, Wednesday morning. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ



Staff Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2018

DEERFIELD — Two men were taken to the hospital with injuries that aren’t life threatening after a pickup truck rear-ended a dump truck that had become disabled on the side of Greenfield Road Wednesday morning.

Victor Gonzalez, 73, of Deerfield and Robert Gillette, 25, of Ludlow were transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield after Deerfield police say the truck Gonzalez was driving smashed into the dump truck on the road’s northbound side, about halfway between The Wok restaurant and the first entrance into Historic Deerfield at 8:23 a.m.

Gillette, the operator of the dump truck owned by H. M. Nunes & Sons Construction Inc. of Ludlow, was in the dump truck’s cabin when the vehicle was struck, according to Deerfield Police Detective Adam Sokoloski.

Sokoloski did not know the status of the men as of Wednesday afternoon. One lane of traffic was closed until the vehicles could be towed.

He said Gonzalez was issued a citation for operating outside of the proper lane of travel and a written warning for driving at a greater than reasonable speed.

“People need to use caution when they’re out there in their motor vehicles,” Sokoloski said.

He said the Deerfield Fire Department, South County EMS and mutual aid responded to the scene. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Section is assisting in investigating the crash as well.

Reach Domenic Poli at: dpoli@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 262.