Driver faces OUI charge in fatal Springfield crash
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A West Springfield man has been arrested on charges of operating under the influence after police say the car he was driving on Route 291 in Springfield collided with a tractor-trailer, killing a passenger in his car.
Massachusetts state police say 22-year-old Rudra P. Kafley was treated and released from Baystate Hospital early Sunday morning and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
It was not known Sunday morning if he’s represented by a lawyer.
Authorities say the tractor-trailer driver stopped in the breakdown lane to investigate a mechanical problem. He was outside the tractor trailer and was not injured.
The name of the passenger who died is being withheld until family members are notified.
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