Police: 1 killed in South Kingstown wrong-way crash

South County

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after one person was killed and others were injured in a serious head-on crash in South Kingstown Tuesday evening.

Officers were called to Route 1 Southbound near Moonstone Beach Road around 5 p.m. for reports of a wrong-way driver that had crashed head-on into another vehicle.

First responders arrived to find three vehicles in the roadway, with at least one of them being heavily damaged.

Police said the person driving the wrong-way vehicle, identified as Robert Brown, 56, of Cranston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of one of the other cars, a 59-year-old woman, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with severe, but non-life-threatening injuries. The other operator, a 47-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was able to leave the scene without incident.

The crash remains under investigation.

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