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Car crashes into Pittsfield school, one dead


PITTSFIELD, Mass. – One man is dead after a car hit the front of Pittsfield High School Tuesday evening.

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi said two adult males were driving down 2nd Street around 3 p.m. when the vehicle hit the front of the high school.

Police said the car was speeding towards the school, jumped a curb, hit a tree and slammed into the concrete wall.

People who saw the crash described it as violent and scary.

Tom Todd was an eye witness to the incident.

"[The] car came by 100 miles per hour up over the hill passed bridge, all four wheels were off the ground," he said. "Next thing I know it ran through one red light, another red light, exploded at the school. It was amazing."

One male has been pronounced dead, according to Bianchi. The other man was taken to Berkshire Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

"It crossed one of the most heavily trafficked streets in the city, East Street," Bianchi said. "It proceeded to go into the Pittsfield High School property and hit a wall and burst into flames."

Students were not involved in the crash. School was released less than 30 minutes before the accident.

Police are not releasing the names or ages of those involved.

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