(Holyoke, MA) — Police have identified the victim in a spectacular Holyoke crash on Route 141 early Sunday. 31-year-old Peter Rigali was traveling east on Easthampton Road around 1:00 a.m. when his car went airborne, sheared off a utility pole and landed in a tree. Rigali was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is being conducted to determine what might have led him to lose control of his car.
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