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1 dead in crash involving car, water tanker in Rhode Island

August 6, 2019

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say a Massachusetts man has died in a two-vehicle crash on an interstate highway.

Police say a car left the travel lanes and struck the rear of the water tanker in the breakdown lane at about 9:15 p.m. Monday on Interstate 195 eastbound in East Providence.

The driver of the car, 25-year old Victor Pereira, of Seekonk, Massachusetts, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence where he was pronounced dead.

The truck driver wasn’t injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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