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Fall River man killed, Providence woman critically injured after rollover crash on Route 6



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One person is dead, and another critically injured after a weekend rollover crash.

According to Rhode Island State Police, on Saturday at approximately 7:30 p.m., Troopers from the Scituate Barracks as well as members from the Johnston Fire Department responded to crash involving a single motor vehicle on the off ramp to Killingly Street from Route 6 East in the Town of Johnston.

The investigation revealed that a BMW sedan was traveling on Route 6 East in the area of Killingly Street. The operator of the BMW attempted to negotiate the off ramp from Route 6 East to Killingly Street at a high rate of speed. The operator failed to negotiate the right-turning curve in the off ramp, subsequently the BMW entered the grass embankment and traveled approximately 250 feet east down the embankment. At this time, the operator steered left, attempting to correct back towards the highway which caused the vehicle to rollover on its passenger side. The BMW rolled down the embankment before striking the ground with the passenger side front fender. The BMW then rolled over on the passenger side hood one complete revolution, cleared the on ramp from Killingly Street to Route 6 East, and came to final rest on its tires, facing east in the wood line.

The operator was unbelted and ejected. The front seat passenger, the only other occupant, was extricated from the vehicle by Johnston Fire and Rescue.

The driver, identified as 49-year-old Jimmie Pemberton of Fall River, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Johnston Rescue and pronounced deceased a short time later.

The passenger, a female resident of Providence, was also transported to Rhode Island Hospital with life threatening injuries. She remains in critical condition.

Members of the State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Forensic Services also responded.

The crash remains under investigation.

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