Here is your latest Flash Briefing from Western Mass News:
One of two pedestrians who was struck by a vehicle Friday night in Chicopee has died from their injuries. Officer Michael Wilk of the Chicopee Police Department has identified the pedestrian as a 24-year-old woman from Chicopee. The other pedestrian who was hit, is a 23-year-old man also from Chicopee. He sustained serious injuries. Police say the man and woman were struck around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Chicopee and State Streets Friday night. The driver has been arrested on several charges related to the fatal crash, including OUI. Police have identified him as David Delgado, 48, from Chicopee. He is currently being held on twenty thousand dollars cash bail.
Firefighters helped rescue a driver while it was raining heavily outside following a crash Saturday morning in Holyoke. Captain Kevin Cavagnac with the Holyoke Fire Department tells Western Mass News crews were called to the scene at around 10:30 a.m. The two vehicle crash happened in the area of Main Street by the I-391 underpass. The driver was transported to a local hospital with what are described as 'non-life threatening injuries.'
Nine people are without a place to call home after a fire broke out on Grove Avenue Friday afternoon. Chicopee Fire officials tell us that they were called to the scene around 4 p.m. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk reports that he was just down the street, off-duty, with his son when they saw the smoke. A 14 year old that lives inside the two and a half story, two-family house told us that he was just doing his math homework when his little brother ran in to tell him there was a fire. With a bunch of black smoke inside, Wilk said that he and his son, a Monson police officer, rushed to get the family of four out safely while they waited until firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
And several several motor vehicles were destroyed in a fire in Warren late Friday night; including a snowmobile, ATV, and a vehicle. Luckily, no injuries were reported. Lt. Russell with the Warren Fire Department tells Western Mass News the fire happened around 11:45 p.m. on Hines Street at a two story garage. Mutual aid came from Ware, Brimfield, and West Brookfield. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Here is your latest forecast from First Warning Meteorologist Don Maher.
It's a mild and muggy start with temperatures and dew points in the 60s. Periods of rain will continues through this morning, heavy at times with a chance for some embedded thunderstorms. Severe storms are not likely, but winds may gust to 40mph at times. A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of western Mass until 8 pm this evening. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches are expected with some isolated higher amounts from passing thunderstorms. Flooding on the CT River is likely and may be minor to moderate as continued snow melt in Vermont keeps river levels swollen. Minor street flooding is possible across western Mass as well. Heavier bands of rain give way to scattered showers later this afternoon and into this evening as the axis of heavier rain shifts into eastern Mass. By Sunday morning, temperatures will be back to the lower 50s with lingering clouds and only a slight risk for a shower. Wind will be much lighter and with partial clearing expected, temperatures remain warm with highs back to around 70. Overall, not a bad Easter Sunday forecast!