- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - The victim of a fatal pedestrian accident in Chicopee over the weekend has been identified as a retired city firefighter.

Police say 77-year-old Donald Hammersmith was hit by an SUV while crossing Grattan Street at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he died.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Hammersmith remained at the scene.

Police say the death remains under investigation but heavy rain at the time may have been a factor. Speed does not appear to be a factor. No charges have been filed.

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