Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Westerly man for Driving to Endanger-Death Resulting as a result of a two (2) month investigation into a fatal motor vehicle accident.
On Friday, December 18, 2015, members of the Rhode Island State Police, Connecticut State Police, Stonington, CT and Westerly, RI Police arrested Obdulio Rosado, age 28, of 14 Pond Street, Apt#3, Westerly, Rhode Island on an affidavit and arrest warrant for Driving to Endanger – Death Resulting. He was taken into custody at 35 Stillman Avenue, 2nd floor, Stonington, CT without incident. He was processed at the Connecticut State Police Montville Barracks and is scheduled to be presented in New London Superior Court as a Fugitive from Justice from the State of Rhode Island.
On September 21, 2015 at 9:44 PM, members of the Hope Valley Barracks responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash on Route 95 South, between Exit 2 and Exit 1, in the Town of Hopkinton. Upon arriving on scene Troopers identified the vehicles involved as a silver Volvo, and a black Chevrolet. Initial observations by the Troopers indicated that the Volvo had come into contact with the Chevrolet, exited the roadway, and rolled-over multiple times.
The operator of the Volvo was identified as Obdulio Rosado, age 28. Mr. Rosado sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital via Life Flight. The passenger of the Volvo was identified as Felicia Bolduc, age 16. Ms. Bolduc was pronounced dead at the scene.
As a result of the fatal injuries sustained by Ms. Bolduc, members of the Collision Reconstruction Unit were requested to conduct an investigation.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit investigation determined through speed analysis that the Volvo was traveling at a conservative minimum speed of 88 MPH after striking the rear of the Chevrolet in the breakdown lane.
A person charged with the commission of this offense shall upon conviction be imprisoned for not more than ten (10) years and have his or her license to operate a motor vehicle suspended for no more than five (5) years.