Update: An arrest has been made. Police have taken a 42-year-old Chicopee man into custody following the deadly crash.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A deadly pedestrian crash in Chicopee occurred Monday night.
Chicopee Police Officer Travis Odiorne confirmed with 22News that one person was struck and killed on Chicopee Street earlier Monday evening.
When our 22News crews arrived at the crash site, numerous police cruisers and caution tape could be seen blocking off the area. Chicopee Street from Celestine Street to Charpentier Blvd was closed for several hours as crews responded to the crash.
Officer Odiorne told 22News that the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. Chicopee Street reopened to drivers around 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Police have taken the 42-year-old Chicopee man into custody following the deadly crash. He’s charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, and operating under the influence, 3rd offense.
The Hampden District Attorney’s office identified the victim as 68-year-old William Matteson.
Bail was set at $5,000, with the condition of consent to alcohol testing several times a day.