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North Carolina woman dies Saturday in Ashfield crash

A 53-year-old woman from Winston-Salem, N.C. was killed Saturday in a crash in Ashfield that left an East Longmeadow man in another vehicle injured, according to Massachusetts State Police.

The crash occurred at 5:35 p.m. on Plainfield Road, State Police said a statement.

The woman was identified Wednesday as Rebecca A. Whitehead. She was driving a 2011 Toyota Rav4, was declared dead at the scene, according to the statement.

The Toyota was traveling on Pleasant Street as a 2010 Chevrolet pickup truck was coming on Plainfield Road, State Police said.

The Toyota failed to stop at a stop sign at the end of the road and it crossed into oncoming side of Plainfield Road, where it struck the Chevy head-on, according to State Police.


The driver of the pickup truck, a 22-year-old man, suffered minor injuries, the statement said.