SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person has died and three others were injured after a car crashed into a tree and caught fire Thursday morning in Springfield’s Atwater Park neighborhood.
Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News, one person has died from injuries in the crash and the three others in the car are expected to be okay.
According to Springfield Fire Captain Drew Piemonte, the crash happened in the area of 232 Springfield Street around 4:45 a.m.
Springfield Street is closed in the area of the accident, with northbound traffic being diverted down Caseland Street, and southbound traffic being diverted onto Atwater Road.
Walsh said early indication is that speed was a factor but police are still looking into the cause of the accident.