A fatal car accident occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday on Route 9 near the Shell gas station in Hadley, authorities said.
The victim of the accident was identified as Joseph A. Arruda, 57, of Bristol, Rhode Island.
The accident occurred about a mile east of Interstate 91 near 73 Russell St.
Arruda's vehicle that was traveling westbound and crossed the double-yellow line and crashed into the side of the car that was traveling eastbound. Arruda was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton with non life-threatening injuries.
Hadley and state police were on scene conducting an accident reconstruction investigation. EMT crews were tending to the victims.
Traffic was slowed, but continued moving.
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