Police and emergency crews were kept busy yesterday afternoon. Route 7 from Monument Valley Road to just beyond Lover’s Lane was closed to through traffic for five hours, and all vehicles were detoured while police worked the scene of a two-car crash just south of Monument Mountain Regional High School Monday afternoon.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that About 2 p.m., Great Barrington first responders were sent to Route 7 and Lover’s Lane, near the Monument Mountain Reservation parking lot, for a report of a serious crash.

Great Barrington Police say a 28-year-old Monterey woman driving a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup was traveling north on Route 7 and collided with a 2008 Subaru Forrester whose driver was trying to exit Lover’s Lane onto the highway.

Police said that The driver of the Subaru, a 92-year-old Great Barrington woman, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was taken by Southern Berkshire Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Police did not release the names of the victims.

Great Barrington Police, Massachusetts State Police and the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office are working to find out what led to the fatality.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who might have witnessed the crash or the vehicles before the accident are asked to contact Sgt. Adam Carlotto at the Great Barrington Police Department at 413-528-0306, ext. 143.

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