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Massachusetts man charged in crash that killed 39-year-old Brian Blanchette



A Massachusetts man has been arrested concerning a fatal crash that took place in Rhode Island recently.

According to multiple reports, the Woonsocket Police Department just after 11:15 p.m. on Friday responded to a crash on South Main and Providence Streets.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two vehicles involved with a driver and a passenger of one of the vehicles fleeing the scene of the accident.

55-year-old Thomas Seuss of Woonsocket, who was the driver in the other vehicle, was suffering from head injuries.

The passenger in Seuss’ vehicle, 39-year-old Brian Blanchette of Bellingham, MA, ejected from the vehicle and was founded to be suffering from multiple injuries.

Both victims were transported to Rhode Island Hospital from the scene.

Blanchette later died from his injuries.

22-year-old Reed Barbour of Franklin, MA was determined to allegedly be the missing driver and was charged with Duty to Stop in Accident Resulting in Death, Duty to stop in Accident Resulting in Serious Injury, Driving to Endanger, Resulting in Death, and Driving to Endanger, Resulting in Personal Injury.

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