Westport Crash Victim Identified as 10-Year-Old New Bedford Girl
WESTPORT — 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.
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 the 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 nine-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 nine-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.
— Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Editor’s Note: A previous article on WBSM.com indicated that the victim was nine years old, based on information provided in a Westport Police press release. That article has been updated.