Rhode Island State Police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian in Cranston.
Troopers responded to the crash at 2:45 a.m. Sunday on Route 295 south. Preliminary investigation suggests a motorist stopped in the breakdown lane. The passenger, identified as 20-year-old John Mota of West Warwick, exited the vehicle and began to cross the highway.
A motorist, identified as 33-year-old Robert D'Agostino of Warwick, struck Mota in the high speed-lane. Mota was pronounced dead on scene.
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The crash is under investigation by Rhode Island State Police, the collision reconstruction unit, and the attorney general's office.