I-91N reopened after serious accident involving motorcycle in Holyoke

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – At least one person is seriously injured after an accident involving a motorcycle on I-91 North in Holyoke Friday morning.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the accident between the motorcycle and a car took place at around 7:30 a.m. MassDOT Spokesperson Jacquelyn Goddard told 22News the accident took place at mile marker 16.8.

State police initially said the accidentally was deadly, but later said two people on a motorcycle were injured in the accident.

A passenger on the motorcycle was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries, according to state police. The driver of the motorcycle was also taken to Baystate Medical Center for evaluation.

The driver of the car who hit the motorcycle was not injured, police said, and is not facing charges in connection with the accident at this time.

When our 22News crew got to the area they could see all lanes of the highway closed in the area of the accident.

Traffic was backed up from the site of the accident to the area of Exit 16 North for hours while crews worked to clear the accident, but has since cleared.

State police are looking into what led up to the accident. More information is expected to be released later in the day.

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