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Rhode Island man facing charges after head on crash results in life-threatening injuries



A Rhode Island man is being charged after a head-on crash left victims with serious injuries.

According to police, on Wednesday, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 3480 Post Rd in Warwick for the report of a motor vehicle crash.

Officers arrived on the scene to find a two-vehicle head-on crash involving a Toyota Sienna minivan and a Toyota Camry sedan. The female occupants of the Camry were trapped in the vehicle and the front seat passenger was found to be unresponsive.

Warwick Fire and EMS responded to the scene. Fire personnel extricated the occupants from the Camry, and they were subsequently transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital. Both occupants have serious injuries, and one is undergoing emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.

The operator of the Toyota Minivan showed signs of impairment on scene and a DUI investigation was conducted by the responding officers. The 37-year-old male operator was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Warwick Police Department for further investigation.

The Warwick Police Traffic Units’ Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the crash and through their investigation, it was learned that the Toyota minivan was operating south on Post Road when it left the lane of travel, crossed the double yellow lines, and struck the Toyota Camry which was operating northerly within its lane. The impact resulted in major damage to both vehicles.

The operator of the Toyota Sienna minivan was identified as Johnston resident, Ethan Mancini. Mancini is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday for arraignment. He is being charged with DUI – Serious Bodily Injury and Driving to Endanger – Serious Bodily Injury.

The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information is encouraged to contact the Traffic Unit at 401-468- 4200. Anonymous tips can be submitted via the WARWICKPD app or text WARWICKPD to 847411.

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