A 65-year-old Athol woman was killed and a Holyoke man was seriously injured after the woman lost control of her car on Route 2 in Athol at around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, State Police said.
Gail Peterson was driving a 1998 Dodge Stratus in the eastbound lane when she lost control and crossed over into westbound traffic, hitting the guardrail and coming to rest in the road, according to police. A 58-year-old man traveling west in a 2001 Volvo hit the Stratus on the passenger side, State Police said in a statement.
It was not clear, according to State Police, what caused the woman to lose control of her vehicle.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Route 2 East was closed until 2 a.m., State Police said, to allow for rescue operations, investigation and cleanup.