Young woman killed by tractor-trailer while walking on I-91 in Longmeadow
A 22-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck while walking on Interstate 91 southbound in Longmeadow early this morning, State Police said.
At about 2:30 a.m., police responded to the southbound lane of I-91 near the Connecticut line. The woman, Shamonica Bates, of Hartford, was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police spokesman Dave Procopio in a statement.
Initial investigation suggests Bates was in a car with five other people from Connecticut prior to the crash, Procopio said. For reasons still unknown, Bates exited the car and was on foot in the path of the truck when it struck her.
Police are still trying to determine the facts and circumstances around the crash, and no charges have been filed, police said.Jasper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven