Easthampton Police seek man who fled crash scene

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Staff Writer
Published: 6/22/2020 6:33:16 PM

EASTHAMPTON — Police are still looking for a man who they say crashed a vehicle into a utility pole early Friday morning and then fled through a cemetery.

A call came in at 4:58 a.m. about a vehicle hitting a utility pole on Main Street near Glendale Street, according to police, who said the vehicle crossed the double yellow lines before striking the pole.

Police received a report about a slender man fleeing from the vehicle through Main Street Cemetery and said that they brought in a K-9 unit to track him but were unsuccessful. Police believe they have determined the identity of the man, who they say was the sole operator of the vehicle.

A portion of Main Street was closed off Friday morning and was later reopened to through traffic at approximately 9:40 a.m. Eversource was on the scene to replace the pole.

Bera Dunau can be reached at bdunau@gazettenet.com.


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