Portsmouth man dies in single-car crash

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — A Portsmouth man died at the hospital Tuesday following a single-car crash in the town.

According to police, the 20-year-old was was driving south on Turnpike Avenue in the area of Gorton Street when his vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and struck a tree on the opposite side of the roadway.

The man was rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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