Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and
Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that one person
died and another was injured as the result of a two-vehicle crash near 157 Danielson
Pike (Route 6) in Foster, near the Connecticut state line, about 2:10 p.m. today.

The crash occurred when a vehicle heading westbound on Route 6 veered into the
eastbound lanes and collided with a roll-off truck (no container was attached at the
time), which was headed east.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where she was later
pronounced dead. She was identified as Sylvia Johnson, 80, of 102 Plainwoods Road,
Foster.

The truck driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He also was transported to
Rhode Island Hospital. His name was not released.

The crash resulted in the closure of all four travel lanes on Route 6/Danielson Pike
in both directions near the crash site for about two hours. Traffic was diverted
onto alternate routes until all travel lanes were reopened about 4:15 p.m.

The crash is being investigated by the Rhode Island State Police Collision
Reconstruction Unit, the Commercial Enforcement Unit and the Forensic Services Unit,
along with troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Scituate Barracks and police
officers from the Foster Police Department.