Route 202 in Holyoke reopen following deadly crash

A crash between a car and tractor trailer Wednesday morning on Route 202 in Holyoke has claimed one life.
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 8:52 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:28 PM EDT
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HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A crash between a car and tractor trailer Wednesday morning on Route 202 in Holyoke has claimed one life.

Holyoke Police confirm that the crash occurred around 8 a.m. Wednesday. They said, according to eyewitnesses, that the car involved crossed over into the other lane and into the path of a tractor trailer.

While the circumstances of the crash are still under investigation, we spoke with one woman who drives along Route 202 often and she said what she typically sees in terms of traffic.

“There’s definitely some speeding that goes on there…It just comes with the intense amount of traffic that has to go back and forth on this road…It does get congested everyday though, just gets logged jammed, because this one intersection has to bare all the traffic and it’s really not working very well,” said Silvana Gravini of Southampton.

Holyoke Police are investigating the crash, along with the Mass. State Police reconstruction team.

Route 202 was closed off to traffic for several hours, but has since reopened.