Funeral services scheduled for one of two Johnston crash victims

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Funeral services have been announced for one of two victims following a fiery crash in Johnston on Route 6 Tuesday afternoon.

Taylor Reilly, 18, of Coventry graduated from Coventry High School in 2016 and was a freshman the University of Rhode Island. She hoped to become a psychologist.

Eyewitness News is told calling hours will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory in West Warwick.

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Officials confirm Dylan Laurenzo, 18, of Johnston died Wednesday morning from injuries sustained in the crash. Laurenzo’s funeral services haven’t been released yet.

Both Reilly and Laurenzo were passengers in one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

Eyewitness News spoke to Lynn Melucci, a friend of Laurenzo, who is distraught over the accident.

“I miss Dylan so much,” said Melucci. “If I could just bring him back, if I could take my life for his so he could be back and be with my friend John so John doesn’t have to suffer, I would do it in a heartbeat. Because why should I deserve to live more than he did? Why does anyone deserve to live more than a child who had just turned 18?”

Police say Andrea D’Agostino, 87, was driving in a Buick on Route 6 West when he tried to make a left turn onto Bishop Hill Road. At that time, police say his vehicle collided with an Audi driven by Zachary Albanese, 19, which was traveling on Route 6 East.

Police say the Audi then veered right into the gas station parking lot and struck a Honda SUV, which was parked in front of the gas pump. The SUV, which was unoccupied, became engulfed in flames along with the gas pumps.

As of Wednesday, Albanese was in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

Officials say safety procedures already in place when the Honda SUV burst into flames prevented a much larger explosion on Tuesday.

The Sunoco gas station’s owner, Zeshan Abid, said the system got inspected last month.

Abid said he also manually stopped gas from flowing to the pumps.

“There’s a state law that you have all of your employees trained, you know, and they should know in an emergency to shut everything down,” Abid said.