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Springfield Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges In Fatal Holyoke Crash

HOLYOKE (AP) — A Springfield man faces vehicular homicide charges after police say he ran a red light and struck another vehicle, killing two people and injuring two others.

The Republican of Springfield reported 21-year-old Jonathan Lopez was arrested Sunday morning, hours after he fled the scene of the early morning crash.

Investigators did not identify the victims, though they said the deceased were a man and a woman, both 23 years old. The two injured motorists were hospitalized in stable condition.

Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert said Lopez and a passenger fled the crash scene on foot before emergency crews arrived.

Lopez is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. It is not clear whether he has an attorney.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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