BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified the two people killed in Friday night’s crash as a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman.
According to Colonel Stephen Lynch, around 3:30 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 200 block of Lapham Farm Road for a report of a one-car crash.
An early investigation showed that the vehicle, driven by 19-year-old Andrew Long of Chepachet, went off the road and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger, identified as 18-year-old Ariel Welch of Mapleville, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where she later died.
Police believe speed is a factor in the crash. Burrillville and Glocester police along with State Police continue to investigate the exact cause.