Police investigate fatal crash in South Kingstown

By Jennifer Petracca

news@abc6.com

South Kingstown Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 1 South.

After receiving a 911 call, police reported to 4235 Tower Hill Road, just south of Saugatucket Road, where a Toyota Corolla crashed into a tree at Highland Farms.

Upon arriving, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

The driver was identified as Robert A. Sheehan, 31, of South Kingstown. Police say it appeared Sheehan died instantly in the crash.

The Rhode Island Medical Examiner, the South Kingstown Accident Reconstruction Unit, and the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the crash.

If you have any information regarding the accident, you are asked to contact South Kingstown Police at 401-783-3321.

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