ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Virtu Art Festival
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly

Navigation Using GPS
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Charlestown

Razzle Dazzle - A Musical Revue
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Westerly

Nature Craft Day: An Arctic Adventure
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

... View all of today's events


Stay Connected


ADVERTISEMENT


Pawcatuck woman remains in critical condition after I-95 crash


HOPE VALLEY — A 24-year-old Pawcatuck woman has been identified as the driver and only occupant of a 2000 Lincoln Navigator that overturned on Interstate 95 south early Tuesday morning, pinning her beneath the SUV.

Amy Sherman remained in critical condition this morning at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with life-threatening injuries suffered in the 1 a.m. crash. Witnesses told R.I. state troopers they saw her vehicle traveling “at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles before losing control,” according to police. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

R.I. State Police Lt. Stephen Flood said Tuesday the driver was described as “speeding and driving erratically” prior to the accident between exits 2 and 3.

A doctor returning from his shift at Rhode Island Hospital witnessed the crash and was able to provide assistance to the woman as she lay under the vehicle awaiting Hope Valley ambulance for immediate aid, a Lifestar flight and other first responders for transport to the hospital.

The Hope Valley Fire Department helped with extrication devices to pull the vehicle off the woman, said Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District Chief Fred Stanley. Lifestar landed on the north side of I-95, forcing the closure of both sides of the highway for some time.

Flood said traffic was diverted onto Route 3 south to Exit 3B and back onto I-95 south at Exit 1 following the crash. He said an accident reconstruction team returned to the site later in the day to recreate the scene to gain more insight into details of the incident because charges could be filed against the driver. Flood said it was not immediately clear if the woman was wearing a seat belt.

— A.J. Algier



Back to Home
Top Stories of the Week

Westerly man dies after fall at former Copar Quarry …
WESTERLY — A 28-year-old local man has died after sustaining serious injuries when he fell more than 80 feet at the former Copar Quarry in … more ...

Westerly man charged in domestic assault case …
WESTERLY — A local man is facing charges for the third time after he was arrested and charged with domestic assault on Wednesday. Westerly police … more ...

Police: Man broke into home ‘to be closer to girlfriend’ …
WAKEFIELD — A 20-year-old homeless man has been ordered held after police said he had broke into a home across from his girlfriend and began … more ...

Train incident leads to charges for Florida man …
WESTERLY — A 39-year-old Florida man is facing charges after police said he was behaving strangely and using a knife to cut himself while riding … more ...

Tanger outlets open amid much fanfare at Foxwoods …
MASHANTUCKET — Amid all the glitz and glam and star power of the grand opening of the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Thursday morning, Michelle … more ...

Comments