Man killed, woman seriously hurt in ATV crash in South Hadley

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SOUTH HADLEY, MASS. >> Authorities say a 26-year-old South Hadley man was killed and a Chicopee (CHIH'-kuh-pee) woman was seriously hurt in an all-terrain vehicle crash on a wooded trail near Skinner State Park.

The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says the crash was reported around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday on a trail off Lithia Springs Road.

Spokeswoman Mary Carey says two people were riding an ATV along the trail when it went off the path and hit several trees.

The man was pronounced dead at Holyoke Hospital. The 30-year-old woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries. The victims weren't immediately identified.

Carey says a preliminary investigation shows that the operator lost control. Authorities are investigating.


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