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Victim of Chicopee pedestrian accident identified

The victim of Saturday night’s fatal pedestrian accident in Chicopee has been identified.

Chicopee Police say Donald Hammersmith, 77, of Chicopee was killed while crossing Grattan St. shortly before 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Police say he was a former firefighter for the city.

Police say Hammersmith was hit by an SUV that was heading away from the highway, but they do not believe that driver was speeding.

The driver remained on the scene and is not facing charges. Hammsersmith was rushed to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Chicopee Police say the accident is still under investigation Sunday.

Source:  wggb.com