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Driver dies from injuries in crash

GILL — The investigation continues into an accident where one woman was killed and six were sent to the hospital after a three-car crash on Route 2 during Saturday night’s snow squall.

Theresa Pendleton, 28, of 65 French King Highway, Erving, was rushed to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, where she died from her injuries, said Gill Police Sgt. Christopher Redmond.

Pendleton was the sole occupant of her vehicle, a 2010 Honda Fit.

The crash occurred at about 7:45 p.m. on Route 2, also known as the French King Highway, near Setback Lane.

An eastbound sport utility vehicle broad-sided the westbound Honda, then careened into a third car, also in the eastbound lane.

Six people in the SUV, a 2010 GMC Acadia driven by Thomas Conners, 65, of Billerica, were taken to Baystate Franklin to be looked at, Redmond said, and were released from the hospital Saturday night.

The third car, a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by Hannah Dodge, 22, of Millers Falls, sustained minor damages, Redmond said, and Dodge and her two passengers were not injured.

Ambulances from the Deerfield and Turners Falls fire departments, as well as Baystate Health, transported the injured, and Gill firefighters assisted on-scene. Police from Montague and Northfield also responded to the crash site to help.

The road was closed in both directions until about 10 p.m., while the state police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section investigated the accident.

Redmond said CARS would determine if the weather was a factor in the accident. He said the roads were icy at the scene and en-route.

“It started out as a dusting, and as it was traveled on, it glazed over,” he said. “With the road having not been treated yet, it was much more slippery than it would be later in the season.”

The accident was one in a rash of accidents around the county.

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