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Leverett man dies in crash

LEVERETT — A Leverett man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle car crash early Wednesday morning, according to First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne, of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

When fire personnel were able to get to the driver, Jaryd Ryan Buzzell, 21, of 45 Richardson Road, was determined to be dead on scene, according the state police.

The accident occurred on North Leverett Road at about 1:45 a.m.

The state police barracks in Northampton received a telephone call for a car that had struck a tree at 54 North Leverett Road. The caller stated the vehicle could not readily be seen but appeared to have rolled over.

Several cruisers responded with Leverett and Amherst Fire Departments. The car was found on its roof with the driver inside the vehicle.

North Leverett Road was closed for four hours to allow for the arrival of the state medical examiner, initial crash investigation, clean-up and removal of the crashed motor vehicle.

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop B of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services and detectives assigned to the Franklin/Hampshire District Attorney’s Office. The Leverett Police Department and Fire Department, Amherst Fire Department and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Division also assisted at the scene.

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