May 17, 2012 – Ashley Goetz, 26, of Easthampton, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained in a single car accident. According to police, Goetz lost control of her vehicle, which then collided with a utility pole and burst into flames. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Route 202 in Belchertown just north of Allen Road.
Goetz’ vehicle was still on fire when authorities arrived at the scene, where she was pronounced dead. Goetz was originally from Eagan, Minnesota and relocated to Easthampton to pursue a masters degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was also in the midst of writing two novels.