June 20, 2024

East Providence Police Investigate Fatal Crash

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East Providence, RI – On December 23, 2023, East Providence Police responded to the area of the Riverside Branch Public Library on Bullocks Point Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle crash at approximately 1:50 pm. Once on scene, officers observed a Toyota Rav-4 with front-end damage. The operator, a 78-year-old East Providence resident, appeared to have suffered a medical episode prior to the crash. A female passenger in the front seat sustained minor injuries. Both were transported to Rhode Island Hospital by rescue. The male operator was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The department’s Traffic Division and Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash. The operator’s name is being withheld until proper notifications are made.

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