Police ID man hit, killed on I-95 in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified the man who was hit and killed by a car on I-95 early Wednesday morning.

Police said Gregory Perez, 30, of Providence, was hit by an oncoming vehicle while crossing three lanes of traffic on I-95 North near the Thurbers Avenue exit.

Perez, according to police, was wearing dark clothing and had walked onto the highway from the right breakdown lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear at this time why Perez was walking along the highway.

Police said the driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation.

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