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Springfield Firefighter Killed in Car Accident

cottage st. axSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A 23-year-old Springfield firefighter was the victim of a deadly car accident overnight.

Sgt. John Delaney, aide to Police Commissioner William Fitchet, said 23-year-old Kenneth Murray, of Springfield, who is the son of a police sergeant, was killed after crashing his car into a pole at the intersection of Cottage St. and Brookdale Drive around 3:18 a.m. Sunday.

He was taken to Baystate Medical Center and prounounced dead a short time later.

The accident reconstruction team was called to the scene, and a section of Cottage Street was shut down into early Sunday afternoon.

A preliminary investigation cites excessive speeding as the cause of the accident.

The accident is still under investigation.

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