Police: Victim of Central Falls hit-and-run dies; suspect will face new charges

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — A man hit by a car in Central Falls on Sunday has died, according to officials.

Central Falls Police said they were called to Roosevelt Avenue around 3:05 a.m. Saturday, where they found a 51-year old Pawtucket man in the roadway.

Police confirmed Thursday that Gary Laramee passed away from his injuries.

Eyewitnesses told officers on scene that the suspect, who was driving a dark-colored Nissan with Massachusetts plates, hit the man and kept driving.

Officers took the driver, Rigoberto Vasquez, 53, of Pawtucket, into custody. At his arraignment, Vasquez was charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop in an accident resulting in serious personal injury, driving with an expired license, among other charges.

Police said Thursday that Vasquez’s charges will be upgraded pending re-arraignment.

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