Hampden man dies in Springfield crash

Authorities said a Hampden man has died in an early morning car crash in Springfield. A Fire Department spokesman said the driver apparently lost control and crashed near a restaurant and bank at the intersection of Slater Avenue and Boston Road at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead when he was extricated. His name was not immediately made public. The crash remains under investigation.