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Baby Killed, 4 Injured in Maine Turnpike Crash

The car struck guardrails in Wells during a period of heavy rain around 4 p.m.

Maine Turnpike Wells Fatal Crash
Maine State Police

A baby was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Maine Turnpike, state police said Monday.

The car struck guardrails in Wells during a period of heavy rain around 4 p.m. and came to a rest along the tree line beside the highway.

The victim was 11-month-old Reece Degen of Sanford, who suffered fatal head injuries. She died shortly after she arrived at York Hospital.

Her mother, 21-year-old Brianna Degen, of Sanford, was in the passenger seat.

Alyssa Cray, 22, of Sanford, was driving the vehicle.

Both women were taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Cray's two children, 4-month-old Connor Cray and 3-year-old Alexandria Cray were also taken to Maine Medical Center with minor injuries. 

Connor Cray and Reece Degen were both in child safety seats. Alexandria Cray was wearing a seat belt.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash.

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