Glocester man arrested in fatal motor vehicle accident

GLOCESTER, R.I (WLNE) – A 25-year-old Glocester man was taken into custody and arraigned for a fatal motor vehicle crash just east of the Connecticut state line on Sunday.

Members of the Glocester Police, along with West Glocester and Chepachet fire departments responded to a serious motor vehicle crash with entrapment at 7:12 PM on Sunday in the area of 2953 Putnam Pike.

A preliminary investigation determined that 25-year-old Travis Beaulieu was operating his vehicle eastbound at speed over 50mph.

Police say Beaulieu traveled left of center into the westbound travel lane, and in doing so, collided head-on with a Volkswagon Beatle driven by 65-year-old Yvonne Cote of Grosvenordale, Connecticut.

Cote was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police say she was traveling with her dog at the time of the accident, which was injured, transported to the hospital where it later died from its injuries.

Beaulieu and his front passenger, Jakob Burns, age 20 were transported to RI Hospital to be evaluated and later released.

Beaulieu was taken into custody and was transported to 3rd District Court for formal arraignment and charged with Driving So as to Endanger – Resulting in Death.

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