Ware woman faces charges after Belchertown car crash

Crash closed Bay Road for four hours

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – A Ware woman is facing charges, including negligent operation of a motor vehicle, after a two-car crash near Bay Road and Stebbins Street, Tuesday night.

Belchertown police told 22News that 27-year-old Katie Young, owner of one of the vehicles, allegedly lied about a man fleeing the scene after the accident, which was reported at 11:20 p.m.

Police are testing Young’s blood and additional charges may be pending. Young is being treated at Baystate Medical Center.

A stretch of Bay Road in Belchertown was closed for four hours Tuesday night, as police investigated the crash, in which serious injuries were reported.

Sgt. Kevin Pacunas told 22News that they do know that Young was seriously injured after her car went off the side of the road and hit an embankment.

Police dogs from Belchertown and Amherst were called in to conduct an extensive search for the person who had reportedly run, but no one was found.