Newport Car Accident News

Update: Officials release name of victim who died falling off Amtrak train

WESTERLY, RI – According to WJAR, officials have released the conductor’s name who fell from a moving train in Westerly Saturday.

Emily Herrera, 26, was preparing for the train to stop when she fell off the train around 2 p.m.

Herrera’s coworkers went looking for Herrera when she didn’t answer her radio. Her body was found 150 feet north of the station.

The incident is under investigation by Amtrak and local police.

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Amtrak conductor falls off train, dies near Westerly train station

WESTERLY, RI – WJAR reports that an Amtrak conductor died after falling off a train near the Westerly train station.

According to the police, the 26-year-old woman was found dead near the High Street Bridge overpass. The medical examiner later retrieved the body.

The incident is under investigation by both Amtrak and local police.

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UPDATE: Police search for man they say caused fatal Hopkinton crash

HOPKINTON, RI – Police are searching for the man they say was responsible for a crash that killed an elderly woman in Hopkinton on Halloween, WPRI reports.

Authorities say that Keith Brown, 34, was driving under the influence of drugs when he collided head-on with a vehicle on Route 138 that afternoon. Elisabeth Thayer, an 88-year-old passenger in the other vehicle, died at the scene. Her 57-year-old daughter, who had been driving, was hospitalized with serious internal injuries. She has since been released.

Brown suffered injuries to his ribs, arm, and leg. A 35-year-old passenger was also hurt.

Witnesses told investigators that Brown had been driving erratically prior to the crash, and was seen weaving into oncoming traffic. A toxicology report found that his blood contained fentanyl and methadone, and he was charged with several crimes including driving under the influence resulting in death.

Brown, who lives in both Hope Valley and Fall River, was scheduled to appear in court today, but did not. The Hopkinton Police Department is asking the public’s help in determining his whereabouts, and say he may still have casts on his right arm and leg.

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Man taken to hospital following single vehicle crash on Ocean Ave

NEWPORT, RI – A man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Ocean Ave near Green Bridge Wednesday, according to ABC 6.

First responders reported to the crash site around 7:45 a.m. They extricated the 25-year-old victim from his vehicle and then flew him by helicopter to an area hospital.

The cause of the crash is unclear at this time.

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Teen driver crashes head-on with dump truck on South County Trail

EXETER, RI – According to ABC 6, a teen was injured after he slammed into a dump truck on South County Trail Monday.

The 17-year-old driver was heading north on South County trail when he swerved into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with the dump truck.

First responders transported the 17-year-old to an area hospital with minor injuries. It is unclear if the dump truck driver was injured.

Authorities believe the accident was caused by the 17-year-old’s excessive speed and inexperience.

The exact location on South County Trail where the crash happened is unclear at this time.

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Overturned truck blocks Middletown intersection

MIDDLETOWN, RI – Traffic was disrupted this afternoon after a tanker truck overturned at a busy Middletown intersection.

According to a report by the Middletown government website, the heating oil truck overturned near the intersection of Hanging Rock Road and Third Beach Road.

It is unclear what caused the crash or if anyone suffered injuries as a result. However, commuters were advised to proceed with caution in the area while crews worked to clear the scene.

We will update this blog with the latest information, as it is released to the public.

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