Police identify man killed in West Warwick crash

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – One man is dead after a pick-up truck smashed into the side of a house on the corner of Andrews Avenue and Wood Street in West Warwick.

Police said 33-year-old Michael Golding, of West Warwick, was killed in the crash.

According to officials, Golding was traveling at a high rate of speed on Washington Street in Coventry shortly before 1:30 a.m.

A Coventry Police officer attempted to catch up with Golding, but lost sight of Golding and called off the pursuit as he approached West Warwick town lines.  The accident was reported minutes later.

Police said the cause of the crash is still under investigation, but neighbors on Andrews Street say speeding is a major issue in the area.

Witnesses estimated Golding to have been driving around 75 miles per hour, on a road with a speed limit of 25.

Neighbors say the speeding issue is so bad they have put up signs up in the road to try and slow people down. West Warwick Police even put in a speed tracker recently.

“That white truck does speed a lot. There are others that do randomly at night too,” said neighbor Joseph Schaefer. “They’re out of control. We have signs up and nobody does anything about it.”

Neighbors suggested a stop sign or speed bumps on the road could serve as a deterrent for future speeders.

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