Girl, 10, dies in three-car crash in Westport

A 10-year-old girl died following a three-car wreck in Westport early Sunday morning, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Westport Police at 2:15 a.m. responded to Route 6 in the area of the Route 88 interchange for a report of a serious car crash.

When police and paramedics arrived on scene, they found multiple injured individuals, including the 10-year-old New Bedford girl and her 9-year-old sister.

They were both rushed to the hospital, where the 10-year-old girl was pronounced dead.

Her 9-year-old sister is in serious condition at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. R.I.

According to the DA’s Office, investigators determined that a white Subaru WRX being driven by a 29-year-old New Bedford woman had bumped the rear end of a Toyota Tundra pickup truck, which was being driven by a 43-year-old New Bedford woman.

The people in both vehicles had been driving back to New Bedford from a party, according to police.

Both vehicles stopped in the left travel lane to assess the damage before agreeing to deal with it later, police said.

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 10-year-old girl and her sister were apparently sitting in the rear seat of the Subaru at the time of the wreck.

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

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