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Two Children Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Mass.

Tina Robinson2 years ago

Authorities in Brimfield, Mass. have identified the two young boys who died on Friday after a multi-vehicle accident, according to a Mass Live article. The children have been identified as Dylan Riel, 4 and Jayce Riel, 1.

About the Fatal Brimfield Car Crash

The Hampden District Attorney issued a press release on Monday outlining the details of the fatal accident:

  • The accident was reported at 4:50 p.m. near 345 Sturbridge Road in Brimfield.
  • A 2010 Honda Civic, driven by the aunt of the two deceased boys, attempted to pass a landscaping truck that was stopped to make a left turn.
  • The Civic struck the guard rail and spun out of control before hitting a Ford Expedition in the oncoming lane.
  • A third vehicle, a 2009 Honda Civic, then struck the Civic head-on.

The aunt of the two deceased boys and one other child in the vehicle sustained serious, but not believed to be life-threatening, injuries in the crash. Two occupants of the ’09 Civic also suffered serious injuries and are also expected to survive. All three occupants of the Ford Expedition, including the driver and two children, were uninjured in the collision.

An investigation into the accident is on-going. Authorities say alcohol is not a suspected factor. Investigators will, however, look at whether or not the children inside the vehicle were properly restrained.

Massachusetts Car Crash Statistics

The Massachusetts Office of Public Safety and Security provides the following statistics about traffic accidents in 2008:

  • In 2008, there were a total of 363 motor vehicle-related fatalities statewide.
  • That year, about 3,747 people sustained serious injuries in car accidents.
  • Overall, in 2008, there were 136,384 motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts.

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