Police: One dead, two seriously injured after crash in Lincoln caused by impaired driving
LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) — One person died and two were hospitalized for serious injuries after a crash in Lincoln that police said was caused by driving under the influence.
On Dec. 31 at about 2:30 a.m., crews from Rhode Island State Police and Lincoln Fire Department responded to a car crash on Route 146 north.
Police said the operator was driving north on Route 146 and lost control, striking the attenuator head-on as he tried to enter the access portion of Route 146.
The man sitting in the front passenger seat died. He was later identified as 22-year-old William Molloy of Ashland, Massachusetts.
Both the driver and a rear seat passenger were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for serious injuries.
The driver was identified as 25-year-old Christopher Vincent of Watertown Massachusetts.
Vincent was charged with the following:
- Driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, death resulting,
- Driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, serious bodily injury
- Driving to endanger, death resulting
- Driving to endanger, resulting in personal injury