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I-291 Accident Victim Identified, State Police to Reclose Ramp Tues.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – State Police have identified the woman killed in an three car accident Sunday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, troopers responded to a three car accident on the off-ramp from Interstate 291 West to I-91 North.

One of the cars involved was a 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by a 41-year-old man from Springfield.

A female passenger in the car died as a result of the crash. State Police have identified her as 34-year-old Evelyn Sanchez of Springfield.

The driver of the Explorer was taken to Baystate with minor injuries.

Two juveniles on-board did not appear hurt, but were also taken to Baystate as a precaution.

The ramp from I-291 west to 91 southbound was closed for about four hours while investigators worked to reconstruct the accident.

State Police will be closing the ramp again Tuesday around 4:30 a.m. for three hours. Investigators will return to the scene to continue their investigation.

Traffic during Tuesday morning’s closure will be diverted onto 91 north.

The accident remains under investigation by Mass. State Police.


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