Alpha Williams, 47, of Cranston, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of driving to endanger, resulting in death.
Police said Williams fled a traffic stop around 7 p.m. Tuesday before he crashed his car into a guardrail on an off-ramp near Hartford Avenue on Route 6. The crash killed his passenger, 47-year-old David Johnson of Providence.
Police said Williams had to be extricated from the car, while Johnson was ejected from the car during the crash. Both were transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where Johnson later died from his injuries.
Police said Williams was apprehended without incident. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Sixth Division District Court.