WESTFIELD (WBZ) ― A mother and her 7-year-old son were killed when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating in a Westfield neighborhood Friday night.
The crash happened in the area of South Maple Street and Dewey Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. (View map)
Police said the force of the impact knocked both victims out of their shoes, and the mother was dragged about 100 feet.
Both were taken to two area hospitals where they died, police officials said.
The driver of the car is a woman in her 20s. Police say they are investigating speed as a possible factor in the crash.
The town of Westfield is just west of Springfield.