GEORGE W. CLAXTON Recorder Staff WHATELY -- A 21-year-old Sunderland man was pronounced dead at the scene of an early morning one-vehicle crash Wednesday in which his body was thrown from his car.
Recorder, The (Greenfield, MA) - December 6th, 2000. Richard A. Wroblewski of Meadowbrook Drive was apparently driving north along River Road just north of the Hatfield line in Whately when his vehicle drifted to the edge of the road and smashed into a series of concrete guardrail posts before flipping over and throwing his body from the car, according to police.
Wroblewski was a Sunderland native who attended Frontier Regional School and worked on a potato farm in the summer. Since September, he worked as an asphalt roller operator for Warner Brothers Construction, according to construction manager James Tudryn.
''He was a really nice kid,'' Tudryn said.
According to police, no definitive cause for the crash could be determined at press time and the district chief medical examiner's office had not yet released a cause of death.
The spokesman for the state police said that although it was a cold night and some areas had snow, weather was not a factor in the crash.
''There was no sign of icy roads,'' he said.
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