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Driver Who Crashed in Westfield Following Pursuit Has Died

Police Lights Shattered Glass

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred Thursday morning after a brief pursuit.

Hampden County District Attorney, Mark Mastroianni has confirmed for us that the driver, a male, died in the crash. However his identity is not being released at this time pending notification of his family.

Mass. State Police Media Relations tell ABC40 that just before 7:00 a.m. Thursday, a trooper assigned to the Russell barracks attempted to pull over a car on East Silver Street in Westfield.

The car didn’t stop, and that trooper began a brief pursuit, which State Police say was called off a short time later in the interest of public safety.

Then at 7:25 a.m., Westfield Police informed State Police that Southwick Police were involved in a pursuit with a car matching that of the car sought in the earlier traffic stop.

Ten minutes later, State Police add that Southwick Police reported that the car had crashed on Shaker Road in Westfield and the one person in the car had been ejected.

The State Police accident reconstruction team was called out to the scene following the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.


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