Authorities searching for woman missing after Ashfield crash

  • Authorities on Wednesday were searching for a young woman who reportedly fled into the woods after crashing into another vehicle at the intersection of Cummington Road and Route 116, taking out a stop sign and slamming into this tree. STAFF PHOTO/DOMENIC POLI

  • Authorities on Wednesday were searching for a young woman who reportedly fled into the woods after crashing into another vehicle at this intersection of Cummington Road and Route 116, taking out a stop sign and slamming into a tree. STAFF PHOTO/DOMENIC POLI

Staff Writer
Published: 7/21/2021 10:04:39 PM

ASHFIELD — Authorities on Wednesday were searching for a young woman, possibly pregnant, who reportedly fled into the woods after crashing into another vehicle at the intersection of Cummington Road and Plainfield Road (Route 116), taking out a stop sign and slamming into a tree.

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing was used, as were four-wheelers and tracking dogs, according to Ashfield Police Chief Beth Bezio.

“We’re trying to see if we can locate her,” she said at around 7:45 p.m.

The chief said State Police troopers were leading the investigation, with assistance from the Ashfield, Plainfield and Goshen police departments and the Ashfield and Plainfield fire departments. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Bezio said the missing woman, who was driving at a high speed when the accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m., is believed to be about 21 years old and was described as wearing a pink shirt and black leggings. She also reportedly has facial injuries.

The chief said robocalls were made to local residents to inform them of the situation and to describe the missing woman.

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




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