Warwick woman killed in wrong-way collision in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) – A head-on collision left one driver dead and sent a second to the hospital late Sunday night.

It happened around 10:45 p.m. near the intersection of Division Street and Sanctuary Drive.

Lt. Jeremy Fague told Eyewitness News a vehicle driven by a 61-year-old Warwick woman was traveling in the wrong direction on Division Street and hit another vehicle head-on. Two eyewitnesses told police they had to swerve out of the way to avoid the car before the collision.

When first responders arrived on scene they found the woman inside her vehicle, where, according to police, she was in and out of consciousness. Fague said she was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and later died from her injuries.

Fague said the other driver – identified as a 49-year-old man from North Providence – was found outside his vehicle laying on the ground. He was conscious but told first responders he was in pain. Police said that driver was taken to Kent Hospital. As of Monday morning, police said the extent of his injuries was unknown.

Police are investigating what caused the crash.