One person may be dead after a motorcycle crash on Rt. 5

Accident reconstruction investigators have been called in

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – At least one person was killed in a motorcycle crash that closed a section of Route 5 in Easthampton and Holyoke for 5 hours Thursdsay afternoon.

Easthampton Police have provided very little information, but Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor told 22News the vehicles collided on Route 5 near the Easthampton/Holyoke line just after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

A 22News crew saw police cover a body on the road surface. Chief Mottor said the accident was investigated by reconstruction teams from both Easthampton Police and State Police.

Chief Mottor said Route 5 was closed from East Street in Easthampton to the Holyoke Line, a stretch of about three miles. Around 8:00 p.m. the road was reopened.

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