Police investigating deadly crash in East Longmeadow

Police investigating deadly crash in East Longmeadow
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 9:54 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 2:52 PM EDT
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EAST LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A deadly crash Friday morning in East Longmeadow is under investigation.

Around 7 a.m. Friday, East Longmeadow Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Somers and Pease Roads. The crash involved a motorcycle and two other vehicles.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

“The case is under investigation by members of my office of state police, as well as members of my motor vehicle fatality team,” said Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni.

The details of the crash have not yet been released, but the district attorney’s office will ultimately decide if any charges will be filed.

“We’re very sympathetic. There was a loss of life with other injuries involved in the accident. The investigation will continue until such time when charges are certainly possible yet unknown at this point,” Gulluni noted.

Gulluni told Western Mass News he’s seen an uptick in fatal car crashes with a handful just in the past month.

“This time of year, in particular, as we enter the summer and after school lets out and graduations and proms, those kinds of things, we see a rise in motor vehicle accidents, serious ones and those involving fatalities,” Gulluni explained.

Gulluni said it’s more than normal compared to this time in year’s past and he wanted to remind people to stay sober if you’re driving and stay off your phone.

“These things happen and they are tragedies and there are serious potential criminal penalties associated with negligent conduct or somehow deliberate conduct, or conduct as a result of being distracted, or drugged, or drinking,” Gulluni said.

The identity of the victim and other details from the crash are not being released at this time.