A 16-year-old girl killed in a chain-reaction crash on a Massachusetts highway Sunday night, has been identified.
Gisella Carrier, 16, of New Bedford was killed as a result of the crash. Carrier was a passenger inside a Chrysler 300. She was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence with life-threatening injuries. She later died after arriving at the hospital.
The crash occurred at about 8 p.m. when an eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck on Interstate 195 in Seekonk couldn't stop in time as it approached traffic slowing for a car fire and rear-ended a Chrysler sedan, state police said.
Two other occupants of the Chrysler, a 40-year-old New Bedford woman who was driving and another passenger, a 14-year-old boy, were also injured. The driver was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, while the passenger to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with minor injuries, police said in a statement.
The car was pushed into the rear of an Acura, which was pushed into the rear of a Lexus.
All four occupants of the Acura were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was a 24-year-old New Bedford man, and the three passengers included two women ages 22 and 24 and a 27-year-old man, all from New Bedford.
The driver and sole occupant of the Lexus, a 34-year-old Providence man, was also transported to Rhode Island Hospital for evaluation of possible injury.
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The Chevrolet pickup that started the chain reaction crash by striking the Chrysler was operated by a 43-year-old Johnston man and was carrying a 17-year-old female passenger.
The investigation is ongoing.