Warwick woman ID’d as victim in fatal Rt. 146 crash

A Warwick woman has been identified as one of those killed in a pair of fatal crashes that occurred within a four-hour period on Route 146 earlier this week.

Marie Simone, 89, was driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes of the highway near Route 116 in Lincoln at approximately 5:23 p.m. Wednesday when her vehicle collided with another head-on, according to Rhode Island State Police.

Multiple 911 calls had reported the wrong-way driver ahead of the crash, police said. It was a few moments later that more calls came in reporting the collision.

The operator of the second vehicle was identified as Joseph Brophy, 30, of Burrillville. His injuries were not life threatening, police said, and he was listed as being in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

Troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks, the Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Criminal Identification Unit are investigating the crash.

The other fatal crash on Route 146 occurred earlier Wednesday, at approximately 1:22 p.m., in the southbound lanes in North Providence.

The investigation found that a tractor-trailer had struck a pedestrian in the area of Mineral Spring Avenue. David W. Salois, 28, of Harisville, was identified as the victim. He was found semi-conscious at the scene near an unoccupied Dodge minivan, police said, and was pronounced deceased at Rhode Island Hospital after being transported.

According to police, several witnesses indicated the operator of the minivan “exited his vehicle after stopping in the breakdown lane and entered the first travel lane of travel, directly in the path of the oncoming tractor-trailer.”

The operator of the tractor-trailer was identified as Michael R. Hammond, 45, of Warwick. He was not injured. Police said it has been determined that neither speed nor impairment were a factor in the accident.

State police said motorists are reminded they can report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions by dialing 911 or *77 on a cell phone.

Victims of two Route 146 fatal crashes ID’d

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Two people were killed in two separate car crashes that occurred within hours of one another on the same local road Wednesday afternoon.

The two crashes occurred on Route 146, the first around 1:22 p.m. in North Providence and the second just hours later in Lincoln.

The first crash, according to Rhode Island State Police, was caused by a pedestrian walking into the right travel lane of Route 146 South. Police say David Salois, 28, of Burrillville was hit by a tractor trailer. He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital but died shortly thereafter.

The driver operating the truck that hit the pedestrian is not facing any charges. Rhode Island State Police Captain Robert Wall said the driver “had no time to react” and was “very shaken up” when interviewed.

The second accident, police say, involved an woman driving the wrong way on Route 146 South. Marie Simone, 89, of Warwick crashed head-on into a pickup truck, police said. Lincoln firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove her from her badly damaged car.

Rescue crews attempted to administer emergency CPR on the victim, but Simone was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

 

 

Rollover crash sends 1 man to hospital

ESCONDIDO – A man was seriously injured late Wednesday in a rollover crash on State Route 78.

The crash hit the guardrail and rolled over on its side on the freeway near Escondido around 11:57 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said the man was transported to a nearby hospital and officers are investigating the crash.

No other information was immediately available.

State Route 78 rollover crash sends 1 man to hospital

ESCONDIDO – A man was seriously injured late Wednesday in a rollover crash on State Route 78.

The crash hit the guardrail and rolled over on its side on the freeway near Escondido around 11:57 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said the man was transported to a nearby hospital and officers are investigating the crash.

No other information was available.

Route 146 site of two fatal crashes within hours

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Two people were killed in two separate car crashes that occurred within hours of one another on the same local road Wednesday afternoon.

The two crashes occurred on Route 146, the first around 1:22 p.m. in North Providence and the second just hours later in Lincoln.

The first crash, according to Rhode Island State Police, was caused by a pedestrian walking into the right travel lane of Route 146 South. Police say the pedestrian, an unidentified 28-year-old man, was hit by a tractor trailer. He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital but died shortly thereafter.

The driver operating the truck that hit the pedestrian is not facing any charges. Rhode Island State Police Captain Robert Wall said the driver “had no time to react” and was “very shaken up” when interviewed.

The second accident, police say, involved an elderly woman driving the wrong way on Route 146 South. The woman, an unidentified 89-year-old, crashed head-on into a pickup truck, police said. Lincoln firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove the woman from her badly damaged car.

Rescue crews attempted to administer emergency CPR on the victim, but she was ultimately announced dead at the scene.

 

 

1 Dead in Crash on Route 44 in Pomfret

One person has died in a two-car crash on Route 44/Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret, according to state police.

Police said 49-year-old Theodore Bolduc, of Willington, was driving a delivery van for SD Coffee eastbound on Route 44 near the intersection with Drown Road when his vehicle drifted across the center line, hit a tractor-trailer, then struck a utility pole.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Thomas D. Thompson, 25, of the Central Village section of Pomfret, was not injured, police said.

Route 44 was closed between Route 97 and Drown Road in Pomfret following the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Connecticut State Police Troop D at 860-848-6500.

Double Crash On Route 50

Two people are in the hospital following a crash on Route 50 eastbound near the Second Street and Chestnuts Street exits.

Clarksburg Police say the crash happened around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. One driver was cited for failing to maintain control of their vehicle.

Another vehicle traveling west on the eastbound side of Route 50 ran into on coming traffic resulting in five people being taken to United Hospital Center.

Route 50 was closed for some time as a result of the accidents.

Crash closes Route 1 in Portsmouth for an hour Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH – Four people were sent to the hospital after a crash occurred near the former site of Yoken’s restaurant.

The road was closed as police, firefighters and emergency personnel, who responded to 1391 Lafayette Road – Route 1 — around 1 p.m., helped the drivers and occupants.

The road was expected to be reopened shortly as crews completed their work at the scene, according to Police Lt. Darrin Sargent.

Sargent said it was “a bad accident.”

While he was unsure about the number and identities of the people involved, Sargent said more information should be available this afternoon.

Brother-sister car crash brings family together – WLBZ

ROBBINSTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — It is a story which could be described as a miracle. A man coming home from an overnight shift at the mill and a young woman heading to work for an early shift. The roads were slick with ice early Sunday morning on Route 1 South in Calais when Kylee Caruso, 18, lost control of her car. Unlike the other driver, she knew she was about to hit her brother Logan Caruso.

Kylee Caruso said, “I knew once I came around the corner that it was my brother and I as going to hit him. There was nothing I could do.”

Logan Caruso drove his truck into a snowbank to avoid the collision, but it was too late. His sister’s car clipped the back of his truck. It was not until he got out of his truck that he realized the other driver was his little sister.

Logan Caruso said, “I almost fell to the ground when I got out of my truck. i kept hollering to her and hollering to her…So many emotions were going through my head at that time. ‘Was she ok?’”

“You could see his eyes just widen at that point and he just ran over to my car. I couldn’t breathe because of all the stuff coming out of the airbag and I couldn’t let my door open,” said Kylee.

Logan was able to rip open the car door and get his younger sister to safety before calling police and reaching their parents who were asleep at home.

Their mother Jill Caruso said, “I had that instinctive feeling and she is on the phone saying mommy mommy. She just couldn’t finish it and then Logan is on the phone saying mom you and dad need to get to Calais now.”

Their parents recall it as the longest ten minute drive of their lives. It was not until they were on the scene that they saw Logan’s truck and realized both of their children were involved in the crash.

“You know the chances of a brother and sister getting into a car accident together in separate vehicles? No one has ever heard of it,” said Robert Caruso.

Both siblings walked away from the accident with only a few bruises.

The emotional scars continue to linger with the Caruso family.

“For two days my wife keeps asking me what is wrong…we could have lost both our kids,” said Robert Caruso.

“We are just so close and to think that something could have affected that is really hard, still,” said a teary-eyed Jill Caruso.

The Caruso family said this close call brought them even closer together and reminded them to enjoy the special moments they have together.

Human remains found near Marin County crash site

Human remains were found Tuesday near a vehicle that went down an embankment on state Route 1 north of Bolinas, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The vehicle is registered to Robert Leslie Davis, the San Rafael man who disappeared on Feb. 26 after having dinner in Corte Madera with his daughter, a CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said.

The Marin County coroner’s office responded to the scene, but the remains have not yet been identified.

A Caltrans crew walking along the road during a routine check for slides and debris spotted a 2001 silver Toyota Camry, Barclay said.

They looked inside the vehicle and found Davis’ registration. The Caltrans crew then drove to the CHP office in Corte Madera to report the vehicle, Barclay said.

The CHP, Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the Marin County Search and Rescue Team then went to the scene when it was determined the car belonged to a missing person, Barclay said.

The California Highway Patrol initially described the incident as a non-injury, vehicle over an embankment, but then changed it to a fatality. Barclay said there is no specific code for the discovery of an unoccupied vehicle belonging to a missing person.

Barclay said the search near the vehicle was hampered by hail, rain and thunder. The car was around 100 feet down an embankment in a heavily wooded area and was not visible by someone driving on the road, Barclay said.

Davis was last seen around 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 after he left Marin Joe’s Restaurant at 1585 Casa Buena Drive in Corte Madera. After his weekly dinner with his daughter he drove toward U.S. Highway 101, San Rafael police said.

Police said Davis suffered from a medical condition and might have become disoriented.

Davis was described as a white male with gray hair and gray eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 139 pounds. He was wearing a beige jacket, yellow sweater and beige slacks when he was last seen.