A Providence woman was killed in a three-car accident on Route 4 north, just south of the Route 403 (Frenchtown Road) overpass near the North Kingstown-East Greenwich line Friday at around 4 p.m., according to state police.
The woman, Sullynette Sanchez, 23, of Providence, was nine months pregnant. She was pronounced dead at Kent County Hospital. Her baby was delivered there and taken to Women and Infants, according to State Police Lieutenant Michael Gill.
There is no word from Women and Infants on the status of the newborn.
According to EG Fire Chief Peter Henrikson, the rescue call came in at 4 p.m. When the rescue arrived at the scene at 4:06, a bystander was performing CPR on the Sanchez. Rescue took over and got Sanchez to Kent by 4:22, said Henrikson.
"I think the rapid transport is what hopefully saved the child’s life," he said Saturday. "It was a terrible tragedy. I don’t know if there’s anything worse."
Because of the emotional nature of the call, he said, "we called in some folks to talk our guys. That’s certainly not something they see every day."
There were no other serious injuries. Lt. Gill said the accident is still under investigation.