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Drugs, speed factors in fatal Pittsfield crash
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A police investigation has concluded that a car that struck a wall outside Pittsfield High School in January in a crash that killed two men was going more than 100 mph and the driver was on drugs.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the investigation found that 31-year-old Ernest Duck Jr. of Pittsfield had PCP and marijuana in his system when he crashed his car into the wall about a half-hour after school dismissed for the day.
The accident killed Duck and a passenger, 24-year-old Tariq Salley of Pittsfield. Police said Salley also was under the influence of drugs.
Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi has said it was a miracle that no students or other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com