RAYNHAM — A 26-year-old Taunton mother was the victim of a fatal head-on collision in Raynham on Saturday afternoon, while her toddler daughter riding along suffered injuries.
Kerrin Durrigan, 26, of 275 W. Britannia St., Taunton, died as the result of injuries sustained in the crash. Durrigan died as she was being transported from the scene of the crash, 604 S. Main St., to Morton Hospital and Medical Center at 2:15 p.m.
Durrigan’s 2-year-old daughter, Teagan Wilson, was brought by ambulance to Morton Hospital and Medical Center before being transferred to a hospital in Boston, Raynham police said.
The Raynham Fire Department’s Lt. Bryan Lacivita said Durrigan was driving a white sedan, while the other driver was operating a black Chevy pickup truck.
“When she was on scene, from what I heard from the men, she didn’t appear to be seriously injured,” Lacivita said. “It sounded like more of an evaluation as the reason they sent her to Boston. Typically when there is a fatality, the hospital wants to play it safe.”
The other motorist involved was 25-year-old Richard Lawrence from Raynham, who was behind the wheel of the Chevy.
Justin Hauk, 27, who is also from Raynham, was the only passenger in the Chevy, Raynham police said.
The two Raynham men were also injured and transported to Morton Hospital and Medical Center.
The fatal crash is still under investigation, Raynham police said.
A dispatcher for the Raynham police said a press release on the department’s website was the only information that was readily available and that no one at the station was there to field questions.
The press release did not indicate that any citations were issued. It is unclear what led to the collision or how fast the vehicles may have been going.
A call to Raynham Chief James Donovan’s cell phone on Sunday night was not immediately returned.
Raynham Officer Michael Haggerty investigated the collision with the assistance of Massachusetts State Trooper Donald Short, who is trained in traffic accident reconstruction, the press release said.
State Police Sgt. Matthew Murray said the State Police would not have any information available until the final reconstruction, which typically takes weeks to complete. Murray said Raynham police are leading the investigation.
A message left at the listed telephone number for Durrigan’s residence was not immediately returned as of Sunday night. No one answered the door at the West Britannia Street home in the early evening.
A neighbor said his mother went across the street to visit Durrigan’s father and found out she had died.
“It must be horrible for them,” said the neighbor, who asked not to be named because of the sadness and sensitivity surrounding the death. “My mom was crying when she found out. They are really nice people. This is probably really tough for them.”
The neighbor said Durrigan had recently moved back in with her parents at the Taunton home after becoming a mom.