One woman dead in three-car crash in Springfield

A 34-year-old woman was killed in a three-car crash on Interstate 291 in Springfield today, according to Massachusetts State Police.

The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. on I-291 westbound at the ramp to Interstate 91 southbound. Police did not disclose the circumstances of the crash.

The victim, a Springfield resident, was riding in the passenger’s seat of a 2001 Ford Explorer driven by a 41-year-old Springfield man, who was transported to Baystate Medical Center with minor injuries.

Two minors riding in the back seat had no injuries, but were also transported to Baystate Medical as a precaution.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. No charges have been filed. State Police and the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.