SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) -- A 17 year-old girl who was killed in a two-car crash on Route 295 in Smithfield Friday night has been identified.
The victim is Shelby Dibenedetto of Auburn Mass.
State Police tell Eyewitness News that she, was driving north on 295 just north of the Route 44 exit at about 7:30 p.m. when she lost control.
The vehicle, which was in the left lane exited the left side of the roadway partially onto the grass median. She then crossed back onto the travel portion of the highway where she struck another car that had been traveling in the center lane. After the collision the car rolled over several times throwing the victim from the vehicle. The driver was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle; she was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.
Nobody in the second car that was struck was injured.
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