At approximately 2 p.m. today Troopers assigned to State Police-Northampton responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 91 southbound in Easthampton. Upon their arrival they observed a 2011 Honda Accord stopped in the breakdown lane with damage from striking a stationary object on the side of Route 91.
Troopers and Good Samaritans on scene quickly rendered medical aid to the operator of the Honda, a 67-year-old female from Chicopee, until Northampton Fire and Rescue arrived on scene. The operator was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Preliminary investigation reveals the operator may have suffered a medical incident prior to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by members of the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services, Hampshire County State Police Detective Unit, and Troop B of the Massachusetts State Police. No further information is available at this time, please do not contact the barracks directly.