EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police are investigating a deadly crash in East Providence early Sunday morning.

Troopers responded to the single-car crash on I-195 just before 2:30 a.m.

The driver, identified as 18-year-old Jefferson Zaid Lara Romero, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he later died from his injuries, according to police. 

A preliminary investigation revealed Romero was driving in the left lane when he lost control, veered across all three lanes, went off the road and hit a rock, came back onto the highway across all three lanes and struck a barrier.

Police said Romero was from Spain but was staying with family in Providence.