Woman with local ties dies in Mass. crash


PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- A Pittsfield, Mass., woman and former director of newspaper circulation of the Brattleboro Reformer died early Sunday morning in a one-car accident in Richmond, a town on the New York State border, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Amy Cavanaugh, 36, lost control of her Jeep Cherokee on Canaan Road, according to a news release from the Massachusetts State Police. The vehicle went into a roll and came to rest near 151 Canaan Road, according to authorities.

Cavanaugh was brought to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said they were alerted to the crash at 12:03 a.m. Sunday.

The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction team is investigating.

Cavanaugh had been an employee of New England Newspapers Inc., and had worked for The Berkshire Eagle (in newspaper distribution) and the Brattleboro Reformer (as the circulation director).

"I was very sad to hear the news," Reformer Executive Editor Thomas D'Errico said. "More than a co-worker, I considered her a friend, as did many others working here at the time. There were times you couldn't wait to stop by her office to share a joke or story, or talk for a few minutes. She was a good friend and very caring mother ...."

Cavanaugh leaves four children.

"She was very caring," said Jesse Gamberdella, The Eagle's call center and circulation office manager, who had worked with Cavanaugh. "She loved her kids."


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