Details released by police concerning fatal crash that killed 73-year-old Rhode Island man



Authorities are continuing to investigate a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday night in Rhode Island, killing a local man.

According to Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, officers responded at approximately 9:00 p.m. for a fatal car crash that occurred on Dyer Avenue in Cranston.

An investigation revealed that a male driver, identified as 73-year-old Guido Romano, Jr of Cranston, was operating a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder south on Dyer Avenue. Romano struck an unoccupied vehicle parked in the breakdown lane in front of 699 Dyer Avenue, causing him to veer off and cross the center line. He then entered the driveway of a residence at 712 Dyer Avenue, striking another unoccupied-parked vehicle before hitting the side of the two-family residence and coming to rest.

The residence was occupied at the time of the crash, but fortunately, nobody was injured.

Romano was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Cranston Fire Department.

Due to the vehicle striking the electrical meter and potential structural damage, Rhode Island Energy terminated power to the residence causing the occupants to be temporarily displaced.

There was no evidence at the scene to indicate speed or alcohol was a factor, although the investigation continues. The Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death and other medical or physical factors that may have contributed to the crash.

Romano is being remembered as a lover of cars, dogs, and sunny days.

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