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One man killed after he is struck by a tractor-trailer after getting out of his disabled vehicle on Route 146 near North Providence, Rhode Island
Modified Date:Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:45pm
Accident Date:Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A motorist was injured fatally Wednesday when he pulled into the breakdown lane on Route 146 and got out of his vehicle, according to state police. State police said the driver stepped into the first lane of traffic and was struck by a tractor-trailer. The man was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital. He declined to identify the victim, saying that officers were still trying to reach relatives. He said the truck driver was Michael Hammond, 45, of Warwick, an employee of UPS. No charges were contemplated, police said. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m., about 200 feet south of the Mineral Spring Avenue exit. Police said investigators closed the first travel lane for about 90 minutes, resulting in a small backup of traffic. He said it was not immediately known what caused the victim to halt his car in the breakdown lane and get out.
County:Providence County, RI