Man in custody for Thursday’s deadly accident

Expected to be arraigned Friday morning

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – James Walter Ainsworth, 45, of Springfield, has been arrested and charged with two counts of felony motor vehicle homicide in connection with Thursday afternoon’s fatal collision on Route 5 in Easthampton, in which two people riding a motorcycle were killed.

The Easthampton Police Department placed Ainsworth in custody last night at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he was being treated for injuries from the crash.

Ainsworth is expected to be arraigned Friday morning in the Northampton District Court.

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