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Fourth-Grader From Fairfield County Killed In Upstate NY Crash

Perrin Delorey, 10
Perrin Delorey, 10 Photo Credit: Contributed

A fourth-grade boy from Fairfield County died in a crash while traveling in upstate New York over the weekend, according to the New York State Police.

Perrin Delorey, 10, of Westport, died following a two-vehicle crash around 3 p.m. Sunday in Sharon, N.Y., said Trooper Mark J. Cepiel.

Cepiel said it appears the head-on crash occurred after the driver, James C. Delorey, 49, of Westport, was heading eastbound when he crossed the center line in a 2016 Mini Cooper and crashed head-on into a 2018 Chevrolet traveling westbound.

He was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with an unknown injury and was last listed in stable condition. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Cepiel said.

Angela H. Ryan, 47, also of Westport, a front-seat passenger, was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with spinal and rib injuries and was last listed in stable condition. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, state police said.

Perrin, a rear-seat passenger in the Mini was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital with head and internal injury and was on life support following the crash.

Westport Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer sent an email to parents Tuesday saying Perrin died Monday: As a school community, we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Perrin,” Palmer wrote. “I send this note out with a heavy heart that we have lost such an amazing little boy who was loved by so many and who exuded life in all he did. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

The crash is under investigation by New York State Police.

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