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Maine man dies months after chain reaction crash in Delaware

The Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. — Police in Delaware are investigating a chain reaction car crash in October after one of the people in the crash died.

State Police said in a news release Tuesday that 91-year-old Eugene Paine of Ellsworth, Maine, died Dec. 11. Paine was a passenger in one of three cars involved in a crash on Oct. 27 in Wilmington.

Troopers say Paine was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by 73-year-old Judith Kelley of Portland, Maine. Investigators say Kelley was driving on Interstate 295 when her car rear-ended another vehicle, pushing that vehicle into a third car. Kelley received a citation for careless driving

Police say all people involved in the crash refused medical treatment. Troopers say Paine was later hospitalized in Florida and was found to have suffered head injury.

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