By Chris Sheppard
CRANSTON, R.I. - Five people remain in the hospital Saturday afternoon after a wrong-way head on collision that happened early Saturday morning, according to police.
One victim is in serious condition with life-threatening injuries. The others sustained non life-threatening injuries, and are recovering in stable condition.
Police say the collision happened around 2 a.m. Saturday morning on Route 10 north, about 500 feet south of Reservoir Ave.
A black ford escape driven by Gail Dion, 52, struck a 1999 Toyota four-door sedan, head on. Dion was driving southbound in the northbound lanes, according to police.
Police she may have driven on to the wrong side of the highway by using the wrong entrance ramp.
The Toyota sedan had four people inside, all of whom sustained injuries that included broken bones and lacerations, according to police.
Police believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Dion refused a chemical test, but was charged with four counts of DUI, serious bodily injury resulting, and reckless driving.
She was well enough to be arraigned at 12pm today.
Dion was arraigned at 12 p.m. Saturday, and is due back in court July 3.