Two people killed, another critically injured in wrong-way I-91 crash in Holyoke

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Published: 8/22/2021 10:42:25 PM

HOLYOKE – Two people were killed and another person was critically injured in a head-on collision on I-91 in Holyoke Sunday night.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the driver of a Subaru was traveling the wrong way in the southbound lane shortly before 6 p.m. when the car crashed into a second vehicle that carried two occupants. Both drivers were found dead at the crash scene. A passenger in the second vehicle was in critical condition Sunday night, according to state police.

The Suburu was registered in New York and the second vehicle, which police did not identify, was registered in Connecticut.

State troopers from multiple barracks in the area responded to the scene along with MassDOT and Holyoke police and firefighters. I-91 southbound was closed and traffic diverted off Exit 14. No further details were available Sunday night.

The incident is the second fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver on I-91 in Holyoke in recent months. In April, a 69-year-old Chicopee woman who was driving south on the northbound side of the interstate was killed when she collided head-on with a car traveling north.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 25-year-old Springfield man, was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries in that incident.


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