Police identify West Warwick man killed after being struck by his own vehicle

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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE)- Warwick police identified the man who died after allegedly being struck by his own car on Saturday.

Police identified the victim on Sunday as 80-year-old Gregory D. McLaughlin of West Warwick

McLaughlin was found unresponsive in a Warwick parking lot around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Police said his car was found a ‘short distance away’ from where he was laying.

McLaughlin sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Kent County Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Warwick police said an initial investigation revealed the victim may have been hit by his own car, but investigators said the exact cause of death will be determined by the state’s Medical Examiner’s Office.

No foul play is suspected.

Staff at the Smokey Bones Bar & Grill told ABC6 News the incident happened in the establishment’s parking lot.

Members of Warwick’s Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and are investigating with detectives.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident as asked to call the Warwick Police Department’s Traffic Division at (401)-468-4344.

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