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UPDATE: Driver charged in fatal Richmond crash

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By Alana Cerrone


A North Kingstown man has died after a crash in Richmond Friday night.

At approximately 7:39 p.m., Richmond Police responded to the area of 112 Hillsdale Road for a rollover single-car accident.

Investigation revealed that the driver, Zachary Thole, 20, of Twilight Trail in Richmond, was driving south on Hillsdale Road when he lost control of his pickup truck and went off the right side of the road, causing the rollover.

One occupant, Nicholas Gershkoff, 20, of Mesa Drive in North Kingstown, was pinned underneath the overturned car and was unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A 20-year-old female passenger from South Kingstown was sent to South County Hospital and released with minor injuries.

After a blood test, Thole was arrested and charged with DUI - Death Resulting. He was arraigned and held at the ACI on $100,000 surety bail.

Bail review is scheduled for Monday in 4th District Court.

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