Johnston Police Department Deputy Chief Daniel Parillo said last Monday they are uncovering some important test results. The results will help authorities discover the cause of death for two women. Patricia Manney Jones and Dolores Pagano allegedly died because of one man’s reckless motorcycle accident.
Jones lost her life in early October 2016 while Pagano died about a week ago. Parillo said both women died because of fire injuries, including severe burns. Authorities are working with the office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the medical examiner to definitively assess the cause of death.
The injuries of both women stemmed from a propane explosion set off by a motorcycle accident. After a barbecue at 60 Angelico Street in Johnston, Rhode Island, John Palermo was in a motorcycle crash. Neighbors said Palermo, a guest to the party, drove into a driveway and crashed into a large smoker and propane tank, setting off the explosion.
Twenty-year-old Rhode Island resident Travis Rainville lost his life during a single-vehicle car accident in Dartmouth, Massachusetts last Sunday, May 29.
According to preliminary investigations, Rainville was a passenger in a silver pickup truck that crashed onto a utility pole along Old Fall River Road. He succumbed to the mortal injuries that he sustained several hours after the accident. Four other people, who were occupants in the same pickup truck, were critically injured and had to be rushed to local hospitals for medical treatment. None of their injuries were life-threatening, and Dartmouth Police Department Detective Kyle Costa said the four other individuals are “expected to make it through without any problems.” The driver of the vehicle was identified as 20-year-old Riverside resident Gage Dyson.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are familiar with the pain and suffering caused by unexpected accidents. Our sincerest condolences are with the families and friends of the victims in this accident.