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Two children killed in three-car crash in Ludlow

Two children were killed in a three-car crash in Ludlow on Wednesday, according to Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s office.

The crash occurred around 2:53 p.m. on Shawinigan Drive near Russell Street, claiming the lives of Jadyn Lamas, 9, and his sister Natalya Lamas, 7, both of Ludlow, Gulluni’s office said in a statement. Two of their siblings and their father survived the crash.

“The initial investigation shows that a 2003 Dodge Durango was traveling eastbound on Shawinigan Drive in Ludlow,” the statement said, adding that the Durango carried the Lamas siblings and their father. “It appears the Durango lost control while traveling in the area of Russell Street, and crossed over into the westbound side of Shawinigan Drive and collided with a Ford tanker truck. The Durango continued eastbound, out of control, for a significant distance and collided with a Dodge Caravan.”

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All four children were rushed to Baystate Medical Center, where Natalya and Jadyn were later pronounced dead, authorities said.

The driver of the tanker truck was uninjured, according to the district attorney’s office, but the driver and passenger in the Caravan were taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries.

“Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni offers his sympathies to [the] Lamas family during this tragic and difficult time,” the statement said.


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.