Police identify woman killed in wrong-way I-91 collision

Published: 4/5/2021 9:46:46 PM

HOLYOKE — State Police reported Monday that Debra Palata, 69, of Holyoke, was killed in a collision Saturday on I-91.

Troopers from the State Police barracks in Northampton responded around noon to a crash caused by a driver traveling the wrong way on I-91 in Holyoke.

Investigation showed that Palata, driving a 2005 Mercedes-Benz south on the northbound side of the interstate, collided head-on with a 2013 Honda Civic traveling north in the left lane.

The driver of the Honda, a 25-year-old Springfield man, was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries.

State Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

Daily Hampshire Gazette Office

115 Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01061


Copyright © 2020 by H.S. Gere & Sons, Inc.
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy