State police today have released the identity of the woman who died Sunday afternoon in a three-car crash near exit 2A on Interstate 291 in Springfield.
Evelyn Sanchez, 34, of Springfield, a passenger in the 2001 Ford Explorer that was traveling west, was killed in the accident. The SUV was driven by another city resident, a 41-year-old man. His identity has not been released by police. He was transported to Baystate Medical Center with minor injuries.
Police said two other occupants in the SUV, both juveniles, appeared uninjured, but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The roadway was closed for several hours. Springfield firefighters were called to extricate Sanchez from the vehicle.
A state police spokesman said the Explorer was pulling a camper. The two other vehicles involved in the crash were a 2012 Dodge Avenger and a 2001 Toyota Camry.
No criminal charges have been filed.
The circumstances of the accident remain unclear; however, a trooper said Sunday weather was not a factor. It was raining on and off during the day.
The investigation is ongoing and being undertaken by troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Massachusetts Crime Scene Services Section and troopers assigned to the Hampden County State Police Detective Unit.
From 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, I-291 westbound at I-91 southbound will be closed to allow state police collision reconstruction specialists to continue the investigation. Traffic will be diverted to I-91 northbound.