BURRILLVILLE – Four occupants in a car that police say was driving 95-miles-an-hour on Route 102 Friday morning have been hospitalized and one is in critical condition, after colliding with a tree.
According to a release from the Burrillville Police Department, an officer spotted the car going southbound on the highway around 6 a.m. but lost sight of the vehicle while attempting to turn around.
Another set of officers spotted the same car traveling in the opposite direction moments later, but police again lost the speeding vehicle.
The car was found on fire on the side of nearby Victory Highway moments later after hitting a tree.
The fire was extinguished, but according to police, the two front seat occupants were trapped and needed to be extricated. The rear occupants were transported to Rhode Island Hospital via rescue with serious injuries, while the operator was Life-Flighted to UMass Worcester, where he is in critical condition.
The fourth subject was also LifeFlighted to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.
The incident remains under investigation and NRI NOW will update this news story if information becomes available.