A head on collision in West Warwick sends 6 to the hospital: 1 pronounced dead

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WEST WARWICK, R.I (WLNE) – A head on collision from Saturday night sent six people to the hospital, with one occupant being pronounced dead some time later. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m, West Warwick Police and Fire responded to a reported head on collision in the area of 717 Providence Street. 

According to police, four adults and two juveniles were transported to Providence Hospitals: Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

The injuries were initially reported as non-life-threatening.

The department says investigators learned that one of the passengers, identified at 70-year-old Ferial Alrifel, of West Warwick, was pronounced deceased. A cause of death has not been determined yet.

The remaining occupants, except for one juvenile have been treated and released from the hospital. 

Investigators are still searching for a cause of the accident, but operator impairment is not suspected at this time. 

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