Suspect in firefighter hit-and-run held without bail

Providence Firefighter, Matthew Gallant

By News Staff

The Pawtucket man charged in connection to the hit-and-run accident that left a Providence firefighter seriously injured was held without bail Tuesday.

33-year-old Lee Carrazana, of Pawtucket, surrendered at the Providence Police station Monday evening with his attorney. Carrazana left the scene of a crash Sunday morning that injured off-duty firefighter, Matthew Gallant.

Officials say 27-year-old Gallant is currently in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital after his pick-up truck was struck head on by Carrazana’s SUV around 2:00 a.m. on the Smithfield Avenue overpass, close to Silver Spring Street.

Police say directly after the accident, Carrazana went to Miriam Hospital for treatment but fled again before police arrived. He was briefly treated for injuries at Rhode Island Hospital Monday, following his surrender to police.

Carrazana’s is due back in court on November 19. 

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