On Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 1:55AM, Troopers assigned to the Lincoln Woods Barracks responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Route 10 south just prior to the Pontiac Ave overpass in the City of Cranston.
The initial investigation revealed a 2002, Honda, Civic, four-door sedan being operated by Meghan Kennedy, age 19, of Warwick veered to the right crossing three lanes of travel, striking the right curb and guardrail with its passenger side. The vehicle continued to travel south, before striking the Pontiac Avenue overpass abutment, rolled over several times, and came to rest on its roof in the right breakdown lane. The rear seated female passenger, Destiny Cotto, age 19 of North Providence was ejected and pinned under the vehicle. She was not wearing her seatbelt. Ms. Kennedy, was not wearing her seatbelt and sustained serious injuries, but were nonlife threatening. The front seated male passenger, Ian Willard, age 18 of North Providence was wearing his seatbelt, and also sustained serious injuries, but were non-life-threatening. All three occupants were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. No other vehicles were involved in this crash.
The motor vehicle accident continues to be under investigation by members of the Rhode Island State Police-Lincoln Woods Barracks, Rhode Island State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and Forensic Service Unit (FSU).