• May 03, 2017

Fatima Rosa, Emily Howell, Theresa Leary Killed in Pawtucket, RI, Accident

Pawtucket, RI -- April 6, 2017, Fatima Rosa, Emily Howell, and Theresa Leary were killed after an accident where an alleged drunk driver crashed their car.

The Pawtucket Police Department reported that the fatal crash happened at the intersection of Walcott Street and Schofield Street.

Their reports say that the vehicle was being driven by 21-year-old James Belanger while 22-year-old Rosa, 20-year-old Howell, and 24-year-old Leary were riding as passengers. Due to what police believe was high speeds, their vehicle lost control and ran off the side of Walcott. It crashed head-on into a utilities pole, splitting the vehicle.

Officials say that both Leary and Howell died at the scene while Rosa was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. She later died there. A fourth passenger's condition was not given.

Belanger reportedly fled the scene of the accident but was later located by authorities and placed under arrest. He now faces several charges related to the accident, including charges relating to intoxication.

No additional details are currently available.

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