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Investigators Identify Two Children Killed in Brimfield Crash

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BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Investigators have identified the two children who were killed in crash late last week.

Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein says that an investigation indicates that just before 5:00 p.m. Friday, a 2010 Honda Civic was heading eastbound on Route 20 when it swerved to the right to move around a landscaping truck that was taking a left turn.

That sedan then reportedly hit a guardrail on the right side of the road, crossed over the center line, hit a Ford Expedition that was heading westbound, then crashed head-on into a 2009 Honda Civic that was heading westbound.

All four people in the 2010 Civic – a driver and three children – were taken to either UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester or Harrington Hospital.

Orenstein says that Dylan Riel, age 4, and Jayce Riel, age 1, died as a result of their injuries.

The driver of the 2010 Civic, who was the boy’s aunt, and another four year old were seriously hurt, but are expected to survive.

Two people inside the 2009 Civic – a driver and a child – were also taken to UMass Memorial with serious injuries, but they are expected to survive.

Those in the Ford Expedition were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation, and Orenstein adds that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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