WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after an early morning crash in Woonsocket.
A sergeant came across a two-vehicle crash around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Mendon and Diamond Hill roads, according to Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates.
Oates said Erika Ahrens, 21, was driving the vehicle at the time with three passengers inside: Trevor Pickering, 21, of Blackstone, Mass., and two young boys, ages two and one.
The two-year-old boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
The one-year-old was also taken to Hasbro and has since been treated and released with minor injuries. He is now in the care of DCYF.
Ahrens was taken into custody and now faces multiple charges, according to Oates, including two counts of driving under the influence and two counts of child neglect.
Pickering was also taken into custody and is being charged with violating a no-contact order.
The driver of the other vehicle involved was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.