State police are investigating a fatal wrong-way crash that left one person dead and another seriously injured in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Saturday afternoon.
Troopers responded to a report of a wrong-way crash on Interstate 91 in Holyoke around 12 p.m., authorities said.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a 2005 Mercedes-Benz operated by a 69-year-old Holyoke woman was traveling southbound on the northbound side of I-91. The Mercedes hit a 2013 Honda Civic head-on in the left-hand lane of I-91 northbound, according to authorities.
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The driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene. State police identified her Monday night as Debra Palata, of Holyoke.
The driver of the Honda Civic, a 25-year-old Springfield man, was transported to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries.
The incident remains under investigation by Troop B of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
No further information was immediately available.