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State Police: Drunk Driver Caused Fatal Crash

Rhode Island State Police arrested an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning after a fatal motor vehicle crash in the city of Pawtucket.

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    State Police: Drunk Driver Caused Fatal Crash

    Rhode Island State Police arrested an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning after a fatal motor vehicle crash in the city of Pawtucket.

    Around 12:55 a.m., state police responded to a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 95 near Exit 26. The wrong-way motorist, later identified as 23-year-old Jeremy Leiva of Providence, ultimately collided with a pickup truck.

    The sole occupant of Leiva's vehicle, a 26-year-old female, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital. Her identity is being withheld at this time.

    The operator of the pickup truck, 33-year-old Andrea Spillane of Taunton, Massachusetts, is being treated at Rhode Island Hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The injuries to her passenger, 43-year-old Scott Spillane, were not clear.

    On scene, Leiva was determined to be intoxicated. He is charged with driving under the influence resulting in death, driving to endanger resulting in death, driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury, driving to endanger resulting in serious bodily injury, and driving to endanger resulting in physical injury.

    State police are investigating.  

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