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.




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