Fatima Rosa, 22, Emily Howell, 20, and Theresa Leary, 24, killed, and James Belanger, 21, charged in single-car crash on Wolcott Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Pawtucket police said three people were killed early Thursday morning when a car struck a telephone pole, splitting the car in two. Two other people in the car survived.
Belanger is in the custody of the Sheriffs Department at Rhode Island Hospital; bail was set at $125,000 with surety. He will be arraigned in court after he is released from the hospital, where he is being treated for back injuries.
He’s charged with three counts of duty to stop, death resulting; three counts driving to endanger, death resulting; possession of cocaine; driving while in possession of a controlled substance.
The blood alcohol content of a 21-year-old Pawtucket driver who faces charges in an April 6 car crash that killed three people was .139, almost twice the legal limit of .08, authorities said Friday.
A Pawtucket man facing several charges following a crash that killed three women earlier this month is now also facing three charges of DUI – death resulting.
The man accused of causing a crash that killed three young women in Pawtucket last month admitted to police that he smoked two marijuana joints before driving and drank beer earlier in the day, according to a document obtained by Eyewitness News.