LENOX, Mass. (NEWS10) – Police responded to a fatal four-car crash Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Walker St. (Rt. 183) and Main St. at the Patterson Monument.
Police say William Goessel, 88, was operating a 2011 Jaguar 4D sedan and was westbound on Walker St. He swerved into an eastbound Ford Explorer, operated by Robert Rodgers. Following the collision, Goessel sideswiped a parked and occupied 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. He continued westbound on Walker St. in the eastbound lane while accelerating.
The Jaguar continued onto the lawn at the Patterson Monument, crashing into the monument and forcing it into the air multiple times. While in the air, the Jaguar collided with a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, where it was operated by Jorja Flaherty and occupied by an infant passenger secured in a car seat.
The Jaguar then flipped and landed on its roof on Adams Community Bank’s lawn. The vehicle also had Nancy Goessel, 88, inside. She required extrication by the Jaws of Life and was transported to Berkshire Medical Center where she was pronounced dead around 4:30 p.m.
William Goessel, Jorja Flaherty, and the infant were also transported to Berkshire Medical Center.
The Lenox Police, Lenox Fire Department, Lee and Stockbridge Police Departments, Massachusetts State Police of the Lee barracks, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services, Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS), and several witnesses and bystanders were at the scene.
The case remains under investigation and there are currently no criminal charges.