Boy, 2, in critical condition after crash in Woonsocket

This is a photo of the intersection of Diamond Hill and Mendon roads, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (WLNE)

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A 2-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital and listed in critical condition after an early morning crash in Woonsocket.

Chief Thomas Oates told ABC 6 News that a sergeant came across a two-car crash at about 2 a.m. at the intersection of Diamond Hill and Mendon roads.

Police said 21-year-old Erika Ahrens of Woonsocket was driving the vehicle.

Investigators identified 21-year-old Trevor Pickering of Blackstone, Massachusetts as the passenger in the front seat.

Ahrens’ two young children were in the backseat.

Ahrens and Pickering were taken to Rhode Island Hospital, and both children were rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

The 2-year-old was listed in critical condition. The 1-year-old has since been released and now in the care of DCYF.

Ahrens has been held on $100,000 surety cash bail. She was charged with two counts of DUI, two counts of DUI, two counts of driving to endanger resulting in serious injury, two counts of child neglect, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Pickering is in custody and was charged with one count of violating a no contact order involving Aherns. He is be held as a bail violator.

The driver of the second car involved was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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