WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — One person was killed and three others were injured after an early morning crash in Warwick on Sunday.
Police say they were called to the area of 5880 Post Rd. just before 4 a.m. for a report of a single-car accident.
An initial investigation showed that the car, driven by Jacob Pelliccio, 19, of Warwick, was going south on Post Rd. when he struck the bridge abutment on the road over the Hunt River.
One passenger, identified by family members as Michaela Lynch, 19, of Warwick, was rushed to Kent County Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Pelliccio and two others were taken to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
Police say that both speed and alcohol/drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.
As a result, Pelliccio was arrested and is facing several charges including driving to endanger (resulting in death), two counts of driving to endanger (personal injury), DUI 1st offense B.A.C. unknown, and refusal to submit to a chemical test 1st offense.
Pelliccio was expected to be arraigned by a Justice of the Peace Sunday at the Warwick Police Department.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Jacob Elderkin of the Warwick Police Traffic Unit at (401) 468-4335.