One person dead after dirt bike hits car in Springfield

Hampden County

One person is dead after a dirt bike accident near downtown Springfield Saturday.

Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News a man on a dirt bike collided with a car near Franklin and Webster Streets just after 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The victim has only been identified as a 26-year-old man. Walsh added that the victim was illegally riding the dirt bike without a helmet when the crash occurred.

The victim died at the site of the accident. 

The Springfield Police Traffic Unit is still looking into the cause of the crash. 

22News is continuing to cover this story, we’ll bring you any new information as soon as it is available.

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