HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) — Two people have died following a crash on I-91 southbound in Holyoke that happened just before 6 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the crash involved two cars and was caused by a wrong-way driver. The driver of a Subaru registered in New York was heading north in the I-91 southbound lane when it crashed into a vehicle registered in Connecticut, with two occupants.
Both drivers died at the accident. The passenger in the vehicle registered to Connecticut is in critical condition.
Crews used hydraulic tools to extract one passenger who was taken to the emergency room with serious injuries. A section of highway was closed between the Soldiers’ Home Exit and the Mass Pike Exit.
VIDEO: Report It video sent to 22News from Courtney of the Subaru driving the wrong way on I-91.
VIDEO: Report It video sent to 22News from Wayne
In a tweet, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation stated the crash happened at I-91 southbound at mile marker 13.6. All southbound traffic was detoured off the highway at exit 14.
Any information regarding the drivers killed in the crash will be released by the DA’s Office. The incident is being investigated by the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.