Route 20 crash in Sturbridge claims life of 6-year-old girl

STURBRIDGE – A 6-year-old girl injured in a June 13 car crash in Sturbridge has died.

Jenell Davis of Worcester succumbed to her injuries June 19, nearly a week after the two-vehicle crash on Route 20 that injured her mother, sister and two others, police said.

A Toyota Highlander driven by Marzey Franklin, 32, of Woodland Street, Worcester, and a Ford F-150 pickup driven by David Holmes, 55, of East Hartford, Conn., collided just before 5 p.m. June 13 near the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Officials said the pickup truck was headed west and the sport utility vehicle was going east when the vehicles collided. Mr. Holmes was not injured.

Jenell’s 7-year-old sister, Davina, and Michael Mukisha, 6, were taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester. Jenell was taken to the hospital by helicopter, police said.

Ms. Franklin, who is Jenell’s mother, and Michael’s mother, Esther Tendo, 33, of Austin Street, Worcester, were also taken to UMass Memorial. Police said Ms. Tendo was pregnant.

Jenell recently finished kindergarten at Woodland Academy School in Worcester. She was a member of Lighthouse Chapel International Church in Worcester. Her funeral is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday in Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln St., Worcester, with burial in Hope Cemetery in Worcester.