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Rhode Island Man Charged for Striking, Killing Pedestrian While Driving Under Influence

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Warwick police say a city man has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs after allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian.

Police responded to Main Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. for reports of a man being struck by a vehicle.

The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he later died of his injuries. Police did not immediately release his name but said he is 23 years old and from Massachusetts.

The car driver, 24-year-old Marshall Howard, stopped at the scene.

After an investigation, Marshall was arrested and charged with DUI death resulting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He faces arraignment Wednesday. It could immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

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