One dead after car crashes into utility pole on Carew Street in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man is dead after crashing into a tree and utility pole on Carew Street Wednesday morning.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, a man was ejected from his car after crashing into a tree and utility pole near the intersection of Carew Street and Carew Terrace shortly before 5 a.m. He died at the scene.

Around 4:50 a.m. officers were called to Joseph Street for a report of shots fired where detectives found a scene but no victim.

Walsh said as these incidents were being investigated, officers were called to Boston Road for a report of an armed carjacking. The victim told police she was in her car on Joseph Street when a man with a gun approached her. She then left the car which the man then stole and eventually crashed on Carew Street a short time later, according to Walsh.

Carew Street was closed between Glenham Street and the entrance to the Raymond Sullivan Public Safety Complex, but has since reopened.

The Springfield Police Detective Bureau and Traffic Unit are investigating.

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