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Massachusetts State Police investigating wrong-way crash that killed one, seriously injured another

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Tragedy struck early this afternoon on a Massachusetts highway.

According to Massachusetts State Police, today around 12:00 p.m., Troopers from State Police-Northampton responded to a crash caused by a wrong-way driver on Route 91 in Holyoke that resulted in the fatality of the wrong-way operator.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2005 Mercedes-Benz operated by a 69-year-old Holyoke woman was traveling southbound on the northbound side of Route 91 in Holyoke. The Mercedes struck a 2013 Honda Civic head-on in the left lane of route 91 northbound.

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

The Mercedes operator was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The 2 left lanes were closed for a few hours.

The facts and circumstances of the crash, including the reason for the wrong-way operation, remain under investigation by Troop B of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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