Police: One dead, two seriously injured after crash in Lincoln caused by impaired driving

A file photo of a Rhode Island State Police cruiser. (WLNE)

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
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