State Rep. Williams says ‘enough is enough’ following deadly accidents in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield State Representative Bud Williams says “enough is enough” referring to the lives lost this week.

Near the site of Wednesday’s deadly pedestrian crash, a man was hit and killed while walking his bike across State Street. Representative Williams told 22News, “something has to be done”.

“We have to have a strategy, this takes place all over the city of Springfield. Sumner Avenue, Dickinson Boston Road, State Street, Longhill, Hancock, people are really petrified and these vehicles are weapons of mass destruction,” said Williams.

The victim in Wednesday’s crash has been identified as 40-year-old Michael Diaz Vargas.

The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Eric Reyes has been charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligence, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. His bail was set at $4,000.

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