Early Morning Crash Kills 1, Injures 3

by | Oct 25, 2020

Above: The site of the crash – the car hit the abutment on the left side of the road. 

The driver has been charged with DUI

An early morning crash Sunday resulted in the death of one passenger and injuries to the three others, including the driver, who has been charged for driving while intoxicated and driving to endanger. The car had been heading south on Post Road just past Franklin Road at 3:49 a.m. when it crashed into the bridge abutment that carries the road over the Hunt River.

The name of the woman who died has not yet been released. She was taken to Kent Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver and the two other passengers were taken to Rhode Island Hospital where they were treated for serious injuries, according to Warwick police. Their conditions were unknown Sunday evening.

According to a preliminary investigation by Warwick police, “both speed and alcohol/drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash on the part of the vehicle’s driver.”

The driver, a Warwick man, 19, was charged with one count of driving to endanger, death resulting; two counts of driving to endanger, personal injury resulting; driving while intoxicated, BAC unknown; and refusing to submit for a chemical breath test. He was to be arraigned in Warwick Sunday. 

That particular part of Post Road is just over the East Greenwich line into North Kingstown but Warwick has a strip of it as well and officials determined the crash took place in Warwick. North Kingstown emergency officials were on the scene first, followed by East Greenwich – North Kingstown rescue took two of the car’s occupants and EG rescue took the other two.

The incident recalls another fatal accident that took place a year ago on nearby Frenchtown Road. In that incident, Barbara Trojan was charged with driving while intoxicated, turning her into the car Daniels was traveling in. Trojan pleaded not guilty and the court case is ongoing. Read more HERE.

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October 25, 2020 9:41 pm

Why would North Kingstown and East Greenwich respond, the accident was in Warwick and the City of Warwick spent millions on a fire station in that area to save taxpayers of Warwick money and provide better protection, just research what Merolla and Mayor Avedisian said back in 2014, more nonsense politics and the residents suffer,,,,,,

October 26, 2020 7:43 am
Reply to  John

Definitely the right thing to take away from this story John. Good for you. 🙄

October 26, 2020 9:31 am
Reply to  John

The accident took place near the intersection with Frenchtown Rd, where Job Lot and Ace Hardware are. That is nowhere near the Warwick station. As a Warwick resident, I had NO idea that this spot is technically in Warwick….totally stumped.

Alan Clarke
Alan Clarke
October 26, 2020 7:12 am

I’m guessing it took them a while to determine that it was Warwick. Properly it is the Potowomut. Section of Warwick but that area is confusing. In any event, I’m betting getting those people the help they needed mattered the most. The new Potowomut Fire Station was a long-term battle having been approved by voters decades before it was actually built. Time will tell whether it is better having it there is preferable to relying on East Greenwich for Potowomut emergencies. East Greenwich had manpower problems converting to paid staff from volunteers which provided fodder for arguments by Warwick politicians for the new station on Potowomut Road.

susan kilduff
susan kilduff
October 28, 2020 9:36 am
Reply to  Alan Clarke

I think Poto should just be split between North Kingstown and East Greenwich. It’s crazy, down at the water front in EG, during high tide is covered by East Greenwich and low tide is covered by Warwick. At least that was the way it was. Division road is the cutoff between EG and Warwick, done.


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