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

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:09pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Three people killed in Pawtucket crash

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.

Pawtucket police release names of women killed in crash

The three women killed in the crash were from West Warwick. Police identified them as Fatima Rosa, 22, Emily Howell, 20, and Theresa Leary, 24.

Pawtucket police release details of 'devastating' fatal crash

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.

Vigil held for 3 West Warwick women killed in Pawtucket crash

A solemn vigil was held in Pawtucket last night, for three women from West Warwick.

Driver charged in triple-fatal crash faces judge

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.

James Belanger, driver of car involved in fatal accident, had blood alcohol level of .139

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.    

More charges filed against suspect in triple-fatal crash

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.

Document: Driver admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking before crash that killed three

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.     

Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Fatima Rosa
Emily Howell
Theresa Leary
James Belanger
Roadway: 
Wolcott Street

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