After deadly I-95 tractor-trailer crash in Providence, 2 lanes will stay closed for bridge inspection

A tractor-trailer is seen rolled over on Interstate 95 north in Cranston, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — After a deadly tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95 crash in Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation said two lanes will stay closed for bridge inspection.

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. Friday on I-95 north, north of the Route 10 overpass in Providence.

The Department of Transportation said the two right hand lanes will be closed until bridge inspectors can confirm that the bridge over Amtrak is safe.

Rhode Island State Police said that Adrian Morales, who’s from Arizona, hit a disabled car in the high-speed lane and rolled over, blocking the highway.

A tractor-trailer is seen rolled over on Interstate 95 north in Providence, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. (WLNE)

The Department of Transportation said Morales hit the “safety barrier on the side of the bridge and potentially causing damage to the bridge.”

Bridge inspection will start Friday evening.

Since the bridge is damaged over the Amtrak, the train tracks must be de-energized before the inspection can take place.

If the bridge is safe to use, the Department of Transportation said the lanes and ramps will re-open Saturday. However, if there is damage, the lanes and ramps will remain closed until repairs are made.

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