West Warwick teen dies in Exeter crash

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) — A West Warwick teenager died Monday afternoon after crashing his car on Victory Highway in Exeter.

According to Rhode Island State Police, the 17-year-old was driving at a high rate of speed on Route 102 when he lost control of his car trying to turn into Barber’s Trailer Park. The car then struck a tree and rolled over.

Police said the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not yet being released, pending family notification.

The driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to police.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Police said alcohol and drugs did not appear to be factors.