Deadly car crash in Holyoke Christmas night

Speed may have been a factor in the accident


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A 24-year-old man from Holyoke was killed in an accident on Route 5 / Northampton Street near the Delaney House on Christmas night.

Holyoke Police Lt. Larry Cournoyer told 22News the man was killed instantly, just before 10:30 Christmas night. The man was ejected from his vehicle, the vehicle caught fire and came to a stop in a ditch. People who live in that area heard the accident, and called 911.

Lt. Cournoyer said they don’t know exactly what caused the crash, but speed may have been a factor. The name of the driver is expected to be given out on Monday.

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