Police: 1 dead after crash into trees in Lincoln

January 18, 2019

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say one person has died after their car went off Interstate 295 in Lincoln and crashed into the trees.

The car was heading south near the Cumberland line at about 1:15 a.m. Friday when it went off the left side of the highway into the center median.

Cumberland firefighters had to use chain saws to clear a path to the wreck.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

No name was immediately released.

The cause remains under investigation.

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