NORTHAMPTON (AP) -- Authorities say two people who were on a motorcycle are dead and another person is facing charges after a collision in Easthampton.

The motorcycle was heading north on Route 5 at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when a southbound vehicle crossed into to its lane.

The operator and the passenger on the motorcycle were killed.

The driver of the other vehicle, identified by the Northwestern district attorney’s office as 45-year-old James Walter Ainsworth, of Springfield, was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

Ainsworth is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on two counts of motor vehicle homicide. It could be determined if he had a lawyer.

The motorcycle riders’ names were not made public.


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