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Rhode Island woman charged in fatal crash that killed 58-year-old woman



WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Police say that they have arrested a woman involved in a fatal crash that occurred this month.

According to police, 25-year-old Amber Guerin, of Woonsocket, was charged in District Court with felony charges of driving to endanger resulting in death and driving to endanger resulting in injury.

Guerin appeared in court and was arraigned on Wednesday, according to police.

The crash that took place on May 3rd took the life of 58-year-old Cristina Perez of Burrillville.

According to witnesses, Guerin’s Nissan Altima was speeding and ran a stop sign at Harris Avenue and Blackstone Street without attempting to stop. Guerin crashed into a Ford Explorer driven by Perez, causing severe injuries to her and minor injuries to her passenger, a 20-year-old woman.

Perez was transported to Landmark Medical Center where she died of her injuries.

Responders found Guerin’s Nissan rolled over and on fire, with her trapped inside. She was extracted from the car and reported minor injuries. Police stated that Guerin “appeared very confused and did not know what had occurred.”

Guerin and Perez’s passenger were both treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Rhode Island Hospital.

Guerin is also facing three traffic charges including speeding at least 11 mph over the speed limit.

Guerin is next expected in District Court this coming Thursday.

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