Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 09/28/2014 – State Police Respond To Fatal Crash in Williamsburg.
At about 2:40 A.M., State Police from the Northampton Barracks responded to a report of a car which had crashed into a utility pole on Main Street, south of Myrtle Ave. Information collected in the investigation by Trooper Daniel Moran indicates that a 26-year-old man from Hatfield was traveling on Main Street in a 1995 Toyota Camry when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole. The force of the crash caused the vehicle to wrap around the utility pole, resulting in the entrapment of the operator and his 25-year-old male passenger from Florence.
Both occupants were extricated from the vehicle by members of the Williamsburg Fire Department. They were then transported to Bay State Medical by Highland EMS and Pioneer EMS for treatment of serious injuries. The passenger ultimately succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead later in the morning.
Although this crash remains under investigation by Trooper Moran and the Hampshire County District Attorney’s Office, speed is believed to have been a factor. No charges have been filed at this time. Also assisting at the scene were the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.
The identity of both occupants is being withheld pending family notification. No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks directly for media inquiries.