WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a suspected overdose resulted in a fiery crash in Warwick Sunday night.
Officials responding to Haswill Street around 7:45 p.m. found a car that had crashed into a shed and caught fire.
Upon arrival, police said they used fire extinguishers from their cruisers to put out the flames and pulled the unconscious driver from the vehicle.
Joe Vizzacco lives in the home and says he did hear a bang.
“As I approached the kitchen I started hearing a car engine revving in my driveway so I looked out the window of my kitchen and noticed that the car had gone over here,” he recalled.
“I said, you know, it’s almost impossible to hit my shed because it’s in the back of my yard!” he continued. “So I thought somebody had a heart attack or something like that.”
The driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and is expected to recover.
Police said they believe the driver overdosed before crashing.
The driver, who has not yet been identified, has since been charged with driving under the influence.