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One person dies in crash that shut down part of Route 20 in Westfield for hours

One person died last night in a Christmas Eve car crash that shut down a section of Route 20 in Westfield for several hours.

Two cars collided near the intersection of Route 20 and East Mountain Road at around 6:30 p.m., near the border of Westfield and West Springfield, police said in a statement. Police shut down Route 20 until about 10:30 p.m. from Little George’s Restaurant to the Westfield Walmart.

An occupant of one of the vehicles died in the crash, and two people from the other vehicle were injured and taken to Baystate Medical Center, police said. Their condition is unknown but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The Westfield police traffic bureau and the Massachusetts State Police are investigating the accident, police said. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the victim’s family.

Source: MassLive.com