Man Facing Charges in Wrong-Way Crash on Rhode Island Highway

Wrong way crash scene

A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a wrong-way crash that injured three people early Saturday morning on a Rhode Island highway. 

According to WJAR-TV, Rhode Island State Police and North Smithfield Police responded to the crash at about 3 a.m. on Route 146 north.

Authorities said an investigation revealed that Aleksandro Mihali, 22, of Worcester, was traveling the wrong direction in the high-speed lane and collided head-on with a Honda Accord.

The driver of the Honda, Gabriela Reyes, 19, of 11 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Boston, and her passenger Sonia Sandy, 21, of 6 Arthur St., Worcester, were both transported by local rescue squads to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. 

Mihali and his female passenger identified as Poliana Kristani, 23, were also transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.

Police have charged Mihali with three counts of driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, resulting in serious bodily injury and reckless driving.

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