One dead after car hits parked construction vehicle

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – A car accident on Route 6 in Johnston resulted in the death of a Rhode Island resident this morning.

Around 11 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle drove into the back of a parked construction vehicle on Route 6 in Johnston.

The driver, Nicholas M. Winfield, 26, of Scituate was the sole occupant. State Police say the victim was un-belted at the time of the collision, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation, but based on witness accounts, speed appears to have been a factor.

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