SPRINGFIELD ‒ A 20-year-old Buckland man has been arrested and charged in connection with Friday’s fatal three-car crash on Route 2 in Shelburne, the Northwestern District Attorney’s office announced Saturday.
Wyatt Pease was taken into custody and booked at the Massachusetts State Police Shelburne Barracks after allegedly leaving the scene of the crash, which killed one. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Greenfield District Court on charges of felony motor vehicle homicide by virtue of negligent operation and alcohol intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and related charges, the DA’s office said.
The 3:40 p.m crash reportedly occurred when Pease allegedly struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 51-year-old Sarah Sessions, of Heath, causing her car to travel into the opposite lane where it was struck by an oncoming minivan, law enforcement officials said.
Sessions was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield where she was pronounced dead. The minivan driver, who was also transported to FMC, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the DA’s office reported.
The Shelburne Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Shelburne Barracks, the Massachusetts State Police detectives unit assigned to the Northwestern DA’s office and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are investigating the crash.