Central Falls hit-and-run victim dies, driver faces more charges

Angel Ortero

By: News Staff

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The victim hospitalized in a hit-and-run last week has died from his injuries and now the alleged driver of the vehicle will face additional charges.

Last Thursday, 65-year-old Joseph Sylvia was struck on Rand Street around 8:30 p.m.

The driver, 45-year-old Angel Ortero, fled the scene and was later arrested.

Ortero was previously arraigned at 6th District Court on charges of accidents resulting in seriously bodily injury, but the Central Falls Police Department will try to bring more charges against him.

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