Smithfield man, 48, dies after I-295 crash

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NOTE: This story was updated to correct the victim’s name.

SMITHFIELD, R.I (WPRI) — A Smithfield man has died following a single-car crash late Tuesday night, according to Rhode Island State Police.

The crash took place around 11:25 p.m. on I-295, just south of Route 7.

Police said Donald L. Houde Jr. was traveling in the high-speed lane when his vehicle left the roadway and hit a large rock in the median.

Houde, 48, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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