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Woman walking on Route 2 in Shelburne struck, killed by vehicle; Northampton man arrested

Names have not been released, and charges were not disclosed.

Around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a woman was killed while walking along Route 2 in Shelburne, and police have arrested a Northampton man in connection with the fatal crash.

According to state police, the woman, a 45-year-old resident of Shelburne Falls, was walking along Route 2 with a companion when she was hit. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Laurie Loisel, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, said officers arrested a 51-year-old Northampton man in connection to the crash, and he will be arraigned in Greenfield District Court.

Names have not been released, and charges were not disclosed.

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The crash is under investigation by state police assigned to the district attorney’s office and State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section, and the chief medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

According to WWLP, MassDOT closed Route 2 for several hours following the crash, but it had reopened by noon.

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