MARLBOROUGH – Three Western Massachusetts residents escaped injury in a four-vehicle collision Friday morning on Route 85 that left two motorists dead, according to Massachusetts State Police.
The 8:30 a.m. accident left Michael A. Kaminski, 60, of Oxford and Adam L. Richard, 34, of Hudson dead, police said. Richard was killed at the scene, while Kaminski was pronounced dead at Marlborough Hospital, police said.
A preliminary investigation showed Richard lost control while heading west on Route 85 and crossed over into the eastbound lane. His Chevrolet Malibu clipped the rear of a box truck driven by Richard H. Delisle, 62, of Palmer and then collided head on with Kaminski’s vehicle, a Ford Taurus.
Delisle was not injured.
Robert L. Murner, 48, of Wilbraham, who was heading east was unable to stop and struck the Taurus, police said.
Murner and his passenger, Christine H. Murner, 48, also of Wilbraham, were not injured. Both were wearing seat belts, police said.
Police said Richard was not wearing a seat belt. It could not be determined if Kaminski wore his, police said.
The accident remains under investigation. Both lanes of Route 85 were closed for three hours, police said.