Rhode Island man killed in fiery crash on I-495 in Plainville

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Police troopers pulled the 23-year-old driver from the automobile, which had crashed down an embankment.

Police are investigating a fiery early morning crash on I-495 in Plainville that left a 23-year-old Rhode Island man lifeless. 

Troopers responded round 3:45 a.m. to stories of a automobile and brush hearth alongside the roadway. On the scene, they discovered a 2008 BMW down an embankment within the heart median, submerged in a number of ft of water with the motive force’s aspect engulfed in flames, in accordance with state police. Two troopers jumped down the embankment, discovering the motive force of the automobile, later recognized as 23-year-old Sage A. Woodward of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, facedown in water on the passenger aspect of the automobile. 

The troopers pulled Woodward out of the automobile and up the embankment with the assistance of two Good Samaritans who stopped on the scene. They tried CPR on the 23-year-old till EMS arrived on the scene and he was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.

Woodward was pronounced lifeless shortly after arriving on the hospital. 

Police mentioned one of many troopers was additionally handled for a laceration to his hand suffered on the crash scene. 

The preliminary investigation signifies that the BMW pushed by the 23-year-old struck the guardrail on the correct aspect of the street, inflicting it to veer throughout all three journey lanes into the middle median. 

The crash stays underneath investigation, police mentioned.


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