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Deadly box truck/car crash on Cherry St. in Holyoke

One woman is dead & two people are injured

The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating a deadly crash involving a large box truck and a passenger vehicle near the Holyoke Soldiers Home.

According to Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert told 22News a western Massachusetts woman is dead and two others in the car were injured and taken to Baystate Medical Center. The driver of the truck is okay.

No word yet on the cause or if any tickets will be handed out.

Sgt O’Connell said the big rig and the car collided around 3:00PM on Cherry Street by the Northbound Exit 16 off-ramp from I-91.

Traffic in the area was heavy and Cherry Street will stay closed for several hours , said Lt. Albert.

22News had received reports of traffic backups on I-91 following the crash, but traffic is now moving smoothly on the highway. There are detours on Cherry Street near the crash site, however.

Source:  wwlp.com