One man dead after crash in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — One man is dead after crashing his car in the capital city early Saturday morning.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the city’s Jewelry District, at the intersection of Eddy Street and Allens Avenue.

Providence police tell Eyewitness News the man crashed into the pole of a traffic light. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Commander Thomas Verdi later identified the driver as 47-year-old Damin Thompson.

Police say it’s too early to determine whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.