Man, 87, could face prison time after deadly Pittsfield crash

A man accused of hitting and killing a construction worker in Pittsfield is now charged with motor vehicle homicide.

Edward Ladouceur, 87, was driving a pickup truck in October when he allegedly drove through a construction site for a new home at 800 West St., according to NewsChannel 13’s media partners at the Berkshire Eagle.

Ladoceur hit a pile of blacktop that sent the front of the car into the air, and hit 49-year-old Shane Cassavant.

Cassavant died at Berkshire Medical Center.

Ladouceur told police he did not see the flagger, traffic cones, the excavator or the workers because of the sun.

Motor vehicle homicide is similar to vehicular homicide in New York.

He faces 2 1/2 years in prison if convicted.

He’s also been ordered not to drive while his case is pending.