Cranston native killed in Ohio accident

Ohio State Highway Patrol

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A Rhode Island native died Tuesday in a one-car crash in a rural section of Ohio.

Louis Guglielmetti, 58, formerly of Cranston, was killed when a truck he was driving veered off Dry Ridge Rd. in Clarington Ohio and rolled down an embankment, according to Lt. James Faunda of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

“He was traveling north and he drifted off the left side of road,” Faunda said. “Once the truck went of the road it went of a 130-foot hill.”

Faunda said Guiglielmetti – who was not wearing a seatbelt – was ejected and died at the scene.

The accident happened on a one-lane stretch of road in a rural section of the state, just over the border from West Virginia. Faunda said the crash happened at 4:30 in the afternoon, but police weren’t called for more than an hour and a half.

“One of the residents happened to catch a glimpse of [the wreckage],” said Faunda.

Records indicate Guiglielmetti has been a licensed driver in Pennsylvania since 2012 showing he resides in the town of Oakdale, just outside Pittsburgh. Faunda said Guglielmetti worked for ACE Pipeline in West Virginia and had just delivered a load of grass seed to a work site shortly before the accident.

The victim is the younger brother of Matthew Guglielmetti, a reputed mob capo regime who was just released from prison.

Faunda said the Rhode Island State Police contacted family members in Cranston when they identified the victim.

The cause of the crash is unknown, but investigators said Guiglielmetti was either distracted by something or suffered a medical issue. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Tim White ( twhite@wpri.com ) is the Target 12 investigative reporter for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow him on Twitter: @white_tim

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