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DA: Fall River man slams into car after accident, 10-year-old dead, 9-year-old seriously injured

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A three-car crash on Route 6 in Westport early this morning has resulted in the death of a 10-year-old New Bedford girl.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Westport Police responded to Route 6 in the area of the Route 88 interchange for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash. When police and paramedics arrived on scene, they found multiple injured individuals, most of whom were transported to area hospitals.

The most seriously injured, a 10-year-old girl and her 9-year-old sister, were both rushed to the hospital. The 10-year-old girl was pronounced deceased at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River early this morning and the 9-year-old is in serious condition at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a white Subaru WRX being driven by a 29-year-old New Bedford woman made minor contact with the rear end of a Toyota Tundra, which was being driven by a 43-year-old New Bedford woman. The parties in both vehicles had been driving back to New Bedford from a party.

Both vehicles stopped in the left travel lane to assess the damage before agreeing to deal with it later. As both vehicles were about to continue driving, a Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by a 29-year-old Fall River man slammed into the rear of the Subaru, pushing it into the Tundra.

The deceased and her sister were apparently sitting in the rear seat of the Subaru at the time of the incident.

The crash is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned the Bristol County District Attorney Office, Massachusetts State Police Reconstruction Unit and Westport Police.

10-year-old girl killed in fatal Westport crash identified, Fall River driver cited.

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