Mass MoCA Director Involved In Fatal Collision | WAMC

Mass MoCA Director Involved In Fatal Collision

Jul 23, 2018

The director of MASS MoCA was involved in a car-motorcycle collision that left one dead in North Adams Friday night.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s office says 49-year-old motorcyclist Steven Fortier died of his injuries at Berkshire Medical Center’s North Adams campus after a crash with a car driven by 59-year-old Joseph Thompson, the director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams.

Larry Smallwood, the museum’s deputy director, said the following in a statement to WAMC:

“Our hearts are with the family and friends of Steven Fortier. An investigation of the circumstances of the tragic accident is underway, and we will have no further comment at this time.”

The DA’s office says that the investigation is being conducted by members of the North Adams Police Department, state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, and troopers from the Crime Scene Service Section and the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section.