Woman killed in Attleboro crash

SE Mass

ATTLEBORO, MASS (WPRI) — Police are investigating a crash in Attleboro that left a woman dead and a man seriously injured.

Police said the two-car crash happened around 11:00 p.m. Friday on I-95 South near the Rhode Island border.

Investigators tell Eyewitness News a 24-year-old man behind the wheel of a Volvo C70 lost control of the car and crashed.

The driver his passenger – 22-year-old woman – were thrown from the vehicle. Police said the car came to a stop in the middle of the highway.

Moments later, a BMW 328xi driven by a 17-year-old struck the stopped car. The two victims were also struck, but it’s unclear if they were hit by their own car or the second one.

The occupants of the Volvo were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. Erica Hopkins, 22, of Pawtucket, was later pronounced dead, according to state police.

There’s no word on the condition of the driver and the driver of the BMW was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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