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Deal may be close in Berkshire traffic crash death

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PITTSFIELD, MA (AP) -

A Connecticut man charged with being drunk and causing a five-vehicle crash in Sheffield which left one woman dead may be close to a plea deal in the case.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that prosecutors and the defense attorney for 36-year-old Frederick Weller of Newtown, Conn., told a judge Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court they have been in discussions on a possible resolution before the trial scheduled to start in September.

Weller has pleaded not guilty to charges including motor vehicle homicide while driving drunk and fifth-offense drunken driving in connection with the February 2012 crash on Route 7 that took the life of 24-year-old Moira Banks-Dobson of Sheffield. Another man was seriously injured. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.

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