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.
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.