East Hampton Man Killed in Salem Crash

The road was shut down for several hours Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013  |  Updated 11:09 PM EDT
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East Hampton Man Killed in Salem Crash

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A 55-year-old East Hampton man was killed in a crash on Route 85 in Salem on Wednesday.

Police said Richard Banning was driving southbound on Route 85 in the area of Skyline Drive just before 7 a.m., crossed over to thenorthbound lane and collided with a car driven by Thomas Moriarty, 41, of West Springfield, Massachusetts.  

Banning's car went into the woods and he was killed, according to State Police.

Moriarty survived the crash.

The road was closed for hours and reopened around 10:15 a.m.

State police ask witnesses to call 860-537-7500.


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