Suspect killed after police chase, crash in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A man from Springfield was killed Tuesday night, after being chased by State Police in Holyoke and crashing at the intersection of Main and Berkshire streets.

Report-It Photo Courtesy: Anatoliy Shumskiy
Report-It Photo Courtesy: Anatoliy Shumskiy

According to David Procopio, spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police, troopers attempted to stop the man around 8:00 Tuesday night, after he committed a vehicle violation on Route 391 Northbound near Exit 5 in Holyoke.

Procopio says the driver refused to stop, and police began a pursuit. Troopers called off the pursuit, however, once he left the highway because it is a densely-populated area. A short time later, police found the man’s vehicle and another vehicle involved in a crash at the intersection of Main and Berkshire Streets in Holyoke.

Procopio said the suspect suffered serious injuries and died. The driver of the other car involved in the crash also suffered serious injuries, and was rushed to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. No word yet on that drivers condition.

The identity of the suspect killed has not been released at this time. Procopio said the man is from Springfield and appears to be about 25-years-old.

Massachusetts State Police are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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