10-Year-Old Girl Killed in One of Two Serious Crashes in Westport
UPDATE (1:34 p.m.): The Bristol County District Attorney's Office reports that the victim in the crash was a 10-year-old New Bedford girl; her nine-year-old sister is in serious condition. The story has been edited from its original form to reflect this information.
WESTPORT — Two serious crashes are under investigation in Westport, including one that claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl.
At 12:06 a.m. this morning, Westport Police received an E-911 call regarding a vehicle crashing into a telephone pole in the area of 159 Old Bedford Road. A preliminary analysis indicated a 2019 Nissan Altima operated by Raymond Missildine, 31, of Fall River was traveling west on Old Bedford Road and did not slow down when approaching the bend in the road, striking a utility pole. Missildine was transported by the Westport Fire Department to Rhode Island Hospital. The crash is under investigation with criminal charges pending.
Then at 2:14 a.m., Westport Police received several 911 calls regarding a three-car accident on State Road in the area of Rte. 88 involving several children in multiple vehicles.
Personnel from the Westport, Dartmouth and Fall River Fire Departments responded and transported seven patients to Charlton, St. Anne’s, St. Luke’s and Hasbro Hospitals for a variety of injuries. Unfortunately, as a result of the crash, a 10-year-old old succumbed to the injuries she sustained.
The crash is being investigated by the Westport Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned the Bristol County District Attorney Office and Massachusetts State Police Reconstruction Unit.