Tow Truck Driver Killed in Rollover

A tow truck driver died in a crash Friday afternoon on I-295 southbound in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Police say 56-year-old Michael Morin Jr. of Woonsocket was trying to pass a dump truck driven by 36-year-old Robert Choiniere of Lincoln. Morin's tow truck then hit a trailer being towed by Choiniere's dump truck.

According to police, Morin lost control and his truck rolled over and landed upside down in the center lane.

Morin was pronounced dead at the scene, but Choiniere was not hurt. Both men were wearing seat belts.

The southbound side of the highway was closed for three hours as police investigated and crews cleaned up fuel and debris that had spilled.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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