Driver dead after rollover crash in Cranston

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — One man is dead following an overnight roll-over crash on Route 10 South in Cranston.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Matthew Ross.

According to Rhode Island State Police, the accident happened shortly after 2:00 am Wednesday morning. 

Officials say Ross lost control of his silver Jeep and crashed into a guardrail, just passed the Garfield Avenue exit. 

Police are still working to determine exactly what happened leading up to the accident, but it had been raining all night and the roads were slick.

Neighbors in the area say crashes are not uncommon on that stretch of the highway.

“I wasn’t really shocked. I wasn’t surprised. I’ve been living here a long time and I’ve seen so many accidents here,” said Claude Chabot, who lives on West Harry Street near the crash site.

 While State Police continue their investigation, friends of the victim are mourning a life cut short.

“He was my best friend,” said Logan Bailey of Cranston. 

“He always had my back. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for somebody, and he never got enough credit for that.”

Bailey and other friends of Ross were seen laying flowers and a cross at the crash site late Wednesday morning.

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