Three killed in Pawtucket crash


On April 6, 2017 at 12:13 am the Pawtucket Police Department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 350 Walcott Street, Pawtucket.

Upon arrival officers found a single car accident. The car had struck a pole and the car split in half.

Officers found two fatalities on scene and a third victim who was taken to the hospital and later died. Witnesses reported that two males had fled from the accident scene. A short time later officers located the two males who were subsequently transported to the hospital for treatment. It appears that the vehicle had been occupied by five passengers.

The names of the victims are not being released pending notification of next of kin.

The Pawtucket Police Major Crimes and BCI detectives as well at the RI State Police Accident Reconstruction unit are investigating the cause of the accident.