Haydenville man killed in two-vehicle crash 

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

Staff Writer

Published: 08-15-2023 11:59 PM

WILLIAMSBURG — A section of Route 9 straddling the Northampton-Williamsburg town line was shut down late Tuesday afternoon after a serious two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a 57-year-old Haydenville man, according to police.

The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash was not injured, Williamsburg Police Chief Denise Wickland said Tuesday night.

The area of road, located in Haydenville between Bread Euphoria Bakery and the Beaver Brook Golf Course, was blocked off by police shortly after the crash, which occured at around 2:15 p.m. Traffic was rerouted near High Street in Haydenville. The road remained closed for hours. Both vehicles sustained heavy front-end damage and one remained on its side after the crash.

Lindsey Trombley, a resident who lives near where the crash occurred, told a reporter at the scene that she heard a loud crash and went out to investigate. She said it isn’t uncommon to see such motor vehicle collisions along that stretch of road.

“I’ve lived here since 1991, and there’ve been so many accidents,” she said. “The road becomes straight here, so maybe people think it’s okay to speed or look at their phones.”

Police and firefighters from Northampton and  Williamsburg were on the scene, and other emergency workers. State Police also responded to the scene. Wickland said the crash remains under investigation.

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