Driver Dies After Head On Crash Monday

by | Feb 21, 2023

Photo credit: Sam Ross/

The driver of a car involved in a head-on collision on Post Road late morning Monday (2/20/23) died from his injuries, police reported Tuesday. According to the EGPD accident report, Edward Amoroso, 92, of Warwick had a medical episode of some kind while heading north on Post Road between Crossways Road and Cedar Avenue, causing him to drift into the southbound lane, hitting another car.

Amoroso had to be extracted from his car and he was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The other driver was taken to Kent Hospital for leg and arm injuries.

Amoroso was known to people in East Greenwich because he was the original owner of Ed’s Roost, a popular breakfast and lunch spot on Main Street.


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  1. Jon

    Truck drivers have to have a physical every 2 years in order to keep their license. If they have a problem like high blood pressure they have to get a physical every year or lose their license. I don’t see why people who drive cars shouldn’t be required to do the same.

    • Joe g

      My thoughts go out to their family, but it’s honestly terrifying to think about 92 year olds driving.

    • Jay M

      Jon – Loss of life and this is what you choose to say. Ed was a great man. My condolences to Ed’s family during this difficult time.

      • Kasey. R

        Jay- my thoughts exactly.

        Condolences to Mr. Amorosos family during this time. I know I’ve met him multiple times when I was a little girl. My father was good friends with him. Usually on Saturday mornings, my father and I would head to the old Dunkin Donuts across the street from where starbucks is now on Main Street. Mr.Amaroso would always be there, sitting in the same spot, with the same group of guys enjoying small talk and coffee, the simple things. He would always make sure I left that Dunkin, pockets heavy with the quarters he would give me.

        RIP Ed Amaroso. Prayers to the family and to those who loved him.

      • Don

        1000% agree, Jay…

  2. Elaine vespia

    Mr. Amoroso was a neighbor of mine growing up in Potowomut. He was a nice man and I was sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family. Prayers for the other person involved that they heal quickly.

  3. James P Nahrgang

    I grew up living across the street from the Amorosos. They were awesome neighbors. It was very sad news to hear of the accident. My prayers go out to Doreen and family. God speed.


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