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Serious crash injures Mass. man, NY woman

November 8, 2014

HANCOCK, Mass. (AP) — A 30-year-old man from western Massachusetts has lost control of his pickup truck and crashed — trapping the him and a New York woman in the vehicle and triggering a four-hour effort to free them.

State police said on Saturday that the 30-year-old James Daigneault of Lee, Massachusetts, and his 31-year-old passenger, Sara Rock of Stephentown, New York, suffered serious injuries. The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Friday on Route 20 in Hancock, just east of the New York state line.

Firefighters from five towns, including two from New York state, responded to the scene to extricate the victims. The driver was freed about four hours after the crash, followed by the passenger about 40 minutes later. They were flown to hospital.

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