One dead in rollover crash on highway in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – Police are reporting one person has died following a rollover crash on the I-95 in Providence.

Rhode Island State Police say they received multiple 911 calls at 5:50 a.m. reporting that a tractor trailer had rolled over on I-95 North.

Photo Courtesy of Monica Czy

Photo Courtesy of Monica Czy

According to police, the truck was driving in the center lane of I-95 South, just before the Charles Street overpass, when it swerved left across the high speed lane, hitting the center median.  The truck then mounted the median and slid, striking a light pole.  The tractor trailer rolled over onto I-95 North, and slid before coming to a stop in the northbound high speed lane.

Police say no other cars were involved in the crash.

Police identified the driver as 42-year-old Jan Kopczynski of Bronxville, New York.

Kopczynski was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. State police say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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