Victim Identified in Fatal Chicopee Crash

October 31, 2016 -Chicopee, Ma- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s office today identified the victim of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred over the weekend on Gratten Street in Chicopee, Ma.

At approximately 1:46 a.m. on October 30, 2016, Chicopee police attempted to stop a motor vehicle lacking a properly displayed rear plate. When signaled to stop, the driver of the vehicle in question fled at a high rate of speed. After initially losing sight of the vehicle, the investigating officer came upon the scene an accident further down the road.  The car which fled had crashed into a parked car in the opposite lane causing severe damage to both vehicles and requiring the jaws-of-life to extract the occupants. The driver, Luis Ruiz, 28 of Springfield, Ma, and a rear passenger are expected to survive.  The third passenger, Lina Correa, 22 of Chicopee, Ma, has succumbed to her injuries and has passed away.

This is an on-going investigation being conducted by the Massachusetts State Police Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Section, The Massachusetts State police Detective Unit Assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, and the Chicopee Police Department.

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