Suspect indicted for crash that injured firefighter

Lee Carrazana appeared in Providence District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run investigation.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence County grand jury has indicted the man accused of critically injuring an off-duty firefighter in a hit and run crash last year.

Lee Carrazana, 33, of Providence has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury resulting, and driving with a suspended license.

Authorities say on Carrazana hit the pickup truck being driver by firefighter Matthew Gallant head-on on the Smithfield Avenue overpass in Providence. Gallant was trapped in his truck following the collision, and his fellow firefighters worked for 30 minutes to cut him out of the vehicle.

Carrazana turned himself over to police two days after the crash. He was held as a probation violator, and is currently serving at eight-year sentence at the ACI after admitting to that violation in December.

He will be arraigned in Providence Superior Court on May 4.

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