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The driver of the car that was struck by a train in West Redding last weekend has died from her injuries.  A Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesperson says 19-year old Jausheema Perkins of Danbury succumbed to her injuries yesterday. 


21-year old Wayne Balacky of Danbury, a passenger in the car and Perkins boyfriend was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two other passengers were in the car as well and are both at Westchester Medical Center being treated. 


The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but Metro North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says the car radio was blaring when the train engineer went to check on the occupants at the ungated crossing.

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