2 Dead, 3 Injured in Easthampton, Mass. Head-on Crash

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    Mauricio Velasquez of Springfield has been arrested in the crash that killed his own daughter and 71-year-old Charles Hoffman (Published Sunday, Jan 26, 2014)

    EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Western Massachusetts authorities have identified a man and girl killed in a head-on crash in Easthampton that injured three other people, and police have arrested a man accused of causing the accident.

        The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says 71-year-old Charles Hoffman of Easthampton and a 3-year-old girl died in Saturday afternoon's accident.
        
    Officials say Hoffman's pickup was struck by an oncoming van that crossed the center line while being driven by 32-year-old Mauricio Velasquez of Springfield.
        
    Authorities say the girl who died was Velasquez's daughter. A woman riding with Hoffman and a second passenger in Velasquez's van were seriously injured.
        
    Velasquez also was injured. He was charged with motor vehicle homicide, drunken driving and other crimes.
        
    Velasquez is detained on $50,000 bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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