Pedestrian struck on I-195E pronounced dead

SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — The pedestrian struck on I-195 East overnight has died, Massachusetts State Police confirmed.

The accident happened between exits two and three in Swansea around midnight. According to police, a Nissan driven by a Tiverton man, struck a pedestrian in the left travel lane.

The pedestrian, 32-year-old Jason Luciano of Swansea, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.

Police spokesman David Procopio did not say why the victim was walking on the interstate.

The investigation is ongoing. Charges against the driver have not been filed at this time.

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