Operator of non-emergency medical transport in Coventry charged after deadly crash

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COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE)- Coventry police have announced the charges being filed against the driver of the non-emergency medical transportation after a serious two car accident on November 27.

Dauda Elegushi, 25, of Providence, was transporting a passenger when the accident took place. Occupants from both vehicles were then transported to the hospital. The passenger in Elegushis’ medical transport suffered and transported for life threatening injuries. The 77-year-old Coventry woman passed away from the injuries sustained in the accident. The other two occupants of the second vehicle were released from the hospital.

Elegushi also was released from the hospital, but now faces several charges as a result of the accident:

  • DUI of Liquor or Drugs, Resulting in Death – 1st Offense
  • Driving to Endanger, Resulting in Death
  • Driving to Endanger, Resulting in Physical Injury
  • Driving to Endanger, Resulting in Physical Injury
  • Obstructing Officer in Execution of Duty
  • Driving without License- 1st Offense
  • Presence of Alcohol while Operating or Riding in MV- 1st Offense

Dauda Elegushi will be arraigned on December 8.

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