NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WPRI) — A car crash on Block Island has left one teenager dead and another seriously injured.
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on West Side Road, according to New Shoreham Police Chief Vincent Carlone.
As a result, Carlone said a 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead. Rhode Island State Police, who are now handling the investigation, confirmed a second teen boy was flown by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital.
Police say an underage female is now being charged with DUI and driving to endanger — both resulting in death and serious bodily injury. She is being held at the Rhode Island Training School and will be presented in Family Court on Tuesday.
The crash remains under investigation.
NOTE: This story has been updated to show the victim was 16 years old, based on new information from state police.