Glocester woman, 66, dies following crash on Putnam Pike


GLOCESTER – A 66-year-old Glocester woman has died following an accident involving two SUVs and a dump truck on Putnam Pike Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene near Ted’s Auto around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The driver of one of the smaller vehicles was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

Three children who were reportedly passengers in the SUV were transported to Hasbro with non life-threatening injuries, according to a press release Saturday from Glocester Police Chief Joseph DelPrete.

The driver of the second SUV, a 38-year-old female from Putnam, Conn. and her juvenile passenger were evaluated at the scene, along with the driver of the dump truck, a 55-year-old man from North Providence. According to police, they did not require hospital transport.

Surveillance footage from the nearby auto repair shop, which can be seen here shows a tire coming off the dump truck causing it to skid across the road.

Rhode Island State Police joined Glocester Police at the scene and responding fire departments included Harmony, West Glocester, Chepachet, Foster and Oakland-Mapleville. The crash shut down a portion of the roadway for around four hours, with officers reopening the street around 6:30 p.m.

The cause of the accident reportedly remains under investigation.

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