Southwick man taken to hospital with injuries after Route 57 car fire

Hampden County
RT 57 car fire

Drivers were temporarily detoured away from Route 57 in Feeding Hills, due to a car fire early Wednesday afternoon. The highway has since been reopened.

State Police spokesman Trooper Paul Sullivan told 22News a single car rollover crash was called in around 1:15 p.m. He said the car caught on fire.

Trooper Sullivan added that a 47-year-old Southwick man was the driver of the 2000 Volkswagen involved in the crash. He was taken to Baystate with some injuries.

A photo sent to 22News through our Report It feature showed a vehicle engulfed in flames near the median of the highway.

There is no word at this time on the cause of the fire or the extent of the man’s injuries.

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