Suspect killed in Holyoke crash identified; drugs found in car

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police have identified the suspect who died Tuesday night in Holyoke after refusing to stop for State Police.

According to State Police Lt. Daniel Richard, Danny Lugo of Springfield was the driver of the black Honda that didn’t stop for troopers and later crashed at the intersection of Main and Berkshire streets, late Tuesday night.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in Tuesday’s accident was a 61-year-old Holyoke man and is still in intensive care at Baystate Medical Center.

Lt. Richards said evidence shows that Lugo’s car was speeding down Main Street and hit the SUV the Holyoke man was driving.

In the car Lugo was driving, police found 45 clear glassine baggies with a substance believed to be heroin, one plastic baggie with a substance believed to be cocaine, and more than $700 cash, said Lt. Richards. $137 cash was found on Lugo.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and is being led by the Hampden County State Police Detective Unit, with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, the State Police Crime Scene Services Unit, and Holyoke Police.

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