State police identified the man who was killed Thursday evening in a fiery crash in New Ashford.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Matthew Heyer, 50, was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to state police, Heyer was traveling on Route 7, near The Springs Inn, about 7 p.m. when his Ram pickup truck collided head-on with a Chevrolet Cobalt.

Heyer, of Williamstown, was traveling north on Route 7 when he crossed over and struck the Cobalt, according to State Police Sgt. Paul Sullivan.

The Cobalt driver, a 27-year-old Lanesborough woman, was trapped in her car, which became fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters used a chemical extinguisher and then cut her out of the car with the Jaws of Life, he said.

The woman was in critical condition Thursday night at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., and is expected to survive, according to Sullivan.

The crash occurred two hours after another head-on collision, in Hancock, that left three people injured


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