Turners Falls man identified as fatality in Deerfield accident

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DEERFIELD — One man is dead after an early morning accident in Deerfield.

Around 4:40 a.m. Monday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the man was driving down Lower Road, drifted off the road and crashed into a telephone pole and the vehicle caught fire upon hitting the pole.

The man — Robert C. Eaton, 36, of Turners Falls — was pronounced dead after being taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

The cause of death, which has yet to be determined, will be handled by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Deerfield Police, the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit attached to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.

Deerfield police declined to give any more information around noon Monday.