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9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Serious Car Crash On I-95

Traffic is diverted off I-95 northbound in Norwalk because of a crash between Exits 16 and 17 late Thursday.
Traffic is diverted off I-95 northbound in Norwalk because of a crash between Exits 16 and 17 late Thursday. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

A 9-year-old boy from Maine has died from injuries he sustained in a three-car accident on I-95 in Westport, Conn. Thursday night.

Casey Savage of Kittery, Maine, was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended and pushed into another car at around 9:15 p.m. Thursday. The accident took place near exit 17 on I-95 northbound in Westport. Savage was taken to the hospital for treatment of a serious head injury, and died on Friday, according to Connecticut State Police.

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Police said that the three cars involved in the accident were all in the left lane when traffic slowed down. The car in front, a Honda Accord, and the middle car, a Toyota Camry, came to abrupt stops. The third car in line, a Subaru Forester, failed to stop in time and slammed into the back of the Camry, which was then pushed forward into the back of the Accord, police said.

Savage was a passenger in the Camry, which was being driven by a Kittery, Maine woman who turns 29 years old on Saturday. She was taken to the hospital for evaluation of minor injuries.

Savage was sitting in the back seat and wearing a seatbelt, according to the state police report.

The driver of the Forester, a 28-year-old man from Freeport, Maine, was also taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident is under investigation, police said.

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