UPDATE: Victim in fatal Orange crash identified as Princeton resident

Emergency personnel were investigating a crash on Tully Road in Orange on Thursday morning.

Emergency personnel were investigating a crash on Tully Road in Orange on Thursday morning. STAFF PHOTO/CHRIS LARABEE

By CHRIS LARABEE

Staff Writer

Published: 12-07-2023 1:42 PM

Modified: 12-08-2023 6:48 PM


ORANGE — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified the 76-year-old man who died Thursday morning after the truck he was driving veered off Tully Road and crashed into a tree as Princeton resident Charles Beach.

The crash, which occurred near the intersection with Fryeville Road, was reported at around 10:30 a.m. First responders subsequently closed Tully Road between Fryeville and Royalston roads.

Orange EMS transported Beach, the truck’s only occupant, to Athol Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the DA’s office.

Orange Fire Chief James Young said by phone Thursday afternoon that it was a “serious accident.”

“We transported one adult male from the accident with serious injuries,” Young said. He declined to elaborate on the nature of the injuries.

Police declined to comment at the crash scene.

State Police troopers assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section and the Crime Scene Services Section, as well as the Orange Police and Fire departments responded. According to the DA’s office, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Chris Larabee can be reached at clarabee@recorder.com or 413-930-4081.

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