Two dead after crash near Willimansett Bridge in Holyoke


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two adults are dead after a single-motor vehicle crash near the Willimansett Bridge in Holyoke Monday afternoon.

According to Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty, at around 12:55 p.m. officers were called to the Willimansett Bridge for the report of a single motor vehicle accident. The officers reported one male and one female have died. Moriarty told 22News, no child was involved.

Crews from the Holyoke Fire Department were called to assist with occupants that were trapped in the vehicle. Fire Captain Kevin Cavagnac told 22News the vehicle was going south toward Chicopee on the bridge before it crashed.

The bridge between Holyoke and Chicopee was closed as well as the area of Cabot and Appleton Streets remained closed while police investigated. A drone was also used to help search the area. Diving crews could be seen searching in the canal water. However, police have not confirmed what they were looking for.

MAP: Willimansett Bridge

The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction team is investigating, and the identities of the individuals will be released by the District Attorney’s Office. 22News is following this story and will update with the latest information as soon as it is released.

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