Frenchtown Accident Claims Life

by | Sep 11, 2019

Above: Patty Daniels and Bruce Bartels. 

Patricia A. Daniels, Patty to nearly all who knew her, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a two-car accident that took place early Saturday morning on Frenchtown Road. The five people from the two cars were taken to area hospitals following the accident, which took place after the westbound car driven by Barbara Trojan, 60, of North Kingstown, veered suddenly into the eastbound lane, hitting Donna Daniels’ car and causing it to flip and land on its side.

Patty Daniels, right, with Reagan Dunn at Reagan’s wedding Friday night.

Patty Daniels, 46, of North Kingstown, and her boyfriend, Bruce Bartels, 58, also of North Kingstown, who were both sitting in the back seat of the eastbound car. Firefighters had to cut them out of the car. The Daniels car had been returning from a wedding reception in Warwick at the time of the accident, 12:15 a.m. Saturday. Daniels and Bartels were both admitted to the Rhode Island Hospital trauma intensive care unit. Bartels was listed in “good” condition at noon Wednesday.

According to News Channel 10, Daniels and Bartels had not been wearing seatbelts. East Greenwich police continue to investigate the accident. No charges have been filed. A GoFundMe page was established for Patty – find the link here.


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  1. Tracey A delehanty

    So young to die prays

  2. julie

    Has the driver of “THE OTHER VEHICLE been charged with DUI?

    • Jen Ct

      the OTHER VEHICLE wasn’t doing anything wrong.. !!!!!

      • Brent

        The driver of the other vehicle is going to prison because she had a BAC of over .23 after leaving the American Legion which has since lost their liquor license for over serving and operating without liability insurance.

  3. Sherry quigley

    I will miss your hugs ..and you always making me laugh no matter how bad my day was …I will miss you

  4. Rebecca Martinelli



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