Two Dead In Rollover On Shippeetown

The accident happened at 3:51 a.m.; two other occupants hospitalized; speed a factor, police say

Two are dead and two are hospitalized after a pickup truck with four occupants hit a utility pole on Shippeetown Road and rolled over. The accident happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning. The car was heading south on Shippeetown from Division Street.

According to Fire Chief Peter Henrikson, two people were ejected from the truck. One of those was pronounced dead on the scene, the other was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.

"We had to spend a considerable amount of time extricating the two others," he said. The truck was upsidedown and the cab was crushed. One of the those inside the cab was pronounced dead at the scene. The other had to be extricated.

"It was the most difficult extrication I’ve seen in all my years with the district," said Henrikson. Because of the difficulty of the rescue, a Lifestar helicoptor was called in from Connecticut.

"One man still alive was transported by Coventry Rescue to the Center of New England," said Henrikson. There the man was taken by Lifestar to Rhode Island Hospital.

First on the scene was off-duty fire fighter Michael Monaghan, who lives nearby.

Indentifications have not be released pending notification of families, according to Sgt. Stephen Garrett of the EG Police. He did say that all four people involved in the crash were from North Kingstown and that speed was a factor in the crash.

Gail French Moran February 20, 2012 at 08:41 PM
My thoughts and prayers go to Maddie's family..This was truly a sad loss of a beautiful girl...Prayers go out to the other boy's family ..May God get you through this awful tragedy and loss...God Bless!!
Trudy Carman February 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Maddie Heally, "You are truly a beautiful woman", those words were said by your Wickford EL principal, as Sam Carman came home to tell mom, I smiled and thought you are right and Sam and I will always remember you like. that .Oh Maddie the angels will watch over, you and it should not be, I am having trouble with this, God bless you and your pretty blue eyes, we have such a loss in North Kingstown, "You are truly a beautiful woman" love Trudy Carman and Sam good bye
MeanE February 21, 2012 at 02:11 PM
My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of all involved. This tragedy has hit very close to home for many of us. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Kelsey February 24, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Im soooo very sorry for all that had happened... And I will pray for all the families with kids in that car on Sunday
linda marie anthony February 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM
RIP Michael and Madeline"MADDIE" Our prayers and condolences go out to the families and friends of these 4 young adults involved in this horrific tragedy Sincerely Linda and George Anthony (Warwick) God Bless and God Speed


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