Driver killed in high-speed crash that sent car engine flying into second floor of home

In Belchertown, Massachusetts, a 19-year-old man lost his life after crashing his car while attempting to flee from the police. The impact of the collision was so severe that the vehicle’s engine was propelled through the second floor of a nearby residence. The driver, who remains unidentified, was initially spotted speeding by Massachusetts State Police near the intersection of Routes 9 and 202 on Sunday night.

The driver was operating a 2011 Nissan Altima when he chose to evade the police. He accelerated through a red light and ultimately crashed into a mulch bed on the curb. The force of the impact caused the car to become airborne, leading it to collide with a rock wall, a large tree, and a light post. The out-of-control vehicle then struck a parked 2023 Jeep Wrangler on North Main Street before crashing into a neighboring house.

The collision was so powerful that the engine block of the Altima was dislodged from the vehicle, hurtling through the air and crashing into the second floor of a brick home at 73 North Main St. The engine’s impact left two significant holes in the house, with a visible crack running between them. Tragically, the 19-year-old driver was also ejected from his car during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The devastating incident also caused damage to a 2020 Buick Envision parked next to the Jeep Wrangler. Fortunately, no one else was inside the Altima at the time of the crash, and the occupants of the home where the engine landed escaped unharmed. The Massachusetts State Police have not yet responded to requests for further information regarding the incident, which remains under investigation.