Fatal single vehicle crash in Deerfield ***updated***


***Update: The victim has been indentified as Robert C. Eaton, 36, of Turners Falls.*** 

There was a single motor vehicle crash on Lower Road in Deerfield at approximately 4:40 a.m. today, which claimed the life of the operator.

The vehicle left the roadway, collided with a telephone pole, and caught fire.  The operator was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the 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 (CARS).

The official cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

No further information is expected to be released today.