Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 12202018 – Greenfield Woman Struck, Killed on I-91 in Greenfield
Last evening, at approximately 9:50 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Shelburne Falls responded to reports of a pedestrian struck on I-91 northbound, near the 45.2 mile-marker in Greenfield.
Upon arrival, Trooper George D’Amelio discovered that a 2016 Honda Pilot, driven by a 43-year-old man from Turners Falls struck a pedestrian, Nyka Sanders, 20, of Greenfield. Ms. Sanders died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained from being struck.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Ms. Sanders exited a vehicle on I-91, began walking, and attempted to wave down passing vehicles, when she was struck in the travel lane by the Honda Pilot. There was no other vehicle found on scene. The possibility of Ms. Sanders exiting a vehicle and the reason she was walking on the highway, is still under investigation.
The Honda Pilot was also occupied by a 41-year-old woman, and three juveniles, none of which were injured.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Shelburne Falls Barracks. Troop B Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Detective Unit assigned to Franklin Hampshire County, Greenfield Fire Department, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MADOT) all assisted on scene.
No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.