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Woman Dies After Car Accident On Memorial Drive in Chicopee

Chicopee, Mass. (WGGB) — A 49 year-old Chicopee woman was killed in a two car accident on Memorial Drive Tuesday afternoon.

That’s according to the Chicopee Police Department who received the call at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash happened by Taco Bell on the northbound side of the road.

Chicopee Police Captain Dakin told us, “She struck a guardrail, struck another car, and then the struck the pole which was damaged pretty severely. Speed is believed to be a factor, but we don’t know why she was going so fast. Could be a medical issue, we don’t know. We are in the process of talking with the family.”

For several hours only 1 lane on the northbound side was open while safety crews worked to clear the scene. Police say traffic was backed up heavily during that time.

Chicopee Electric Light also responded to address the damaged telephone pole.

The name of the victim is not being released.

An accident reconstruction team is investigating this crash.




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