Coventry man killed in Smithfield crash


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) ─ A 47-year-old Coventry man died Friday afternoon after crashing his car into a tree off of I-295 in Smithfield.

Rhode Island State Police tell Eyewitness News Jason Denton was driving southbound on I-295 when, for reasons unknown, his vehicle veered across three lanes of traffic.

Police said the vehicle ultimately left the roadway and crashed into several trees. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Denton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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