Car partially submerged in Pawcatuck River in Westerly removed
WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) — Nearly 20 hours after plunging into the Pawcatuck River in Westerly, the Westerly Fire Department removed a car from the water.
Westerly Police Chief Paul Gingerella said a man was pulled from the river after his car went into the water Monday night.
Stonington Deputy Police Chief Todd Olson said the man drove off Coggswell Street in Pawcatuck. He was the only person in the car.
The man’s name or condition wasn’t immediately released.
Olson said the man’s vehicle will be removed from the river by a crane.
Police are still investigating to determine what led the man to drive into the river.