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Pedestrian Struck and Killed on I-95 in Pawtucket

By PAT TRAVERS, Senior Correspondent | April 19, 2020 | RHODE ISLAND

Story No. 042120101

Pawtucket, RI - Around 12:00 P.M. on the afternoon of Sunday, April 19th, the Pawtucket Fire Department responded to Interstate-95 northbound in the area of Exit-27 for a report of a pedestrian struck on the highway. Pawtucket Police and the Rhode Island State Police also responded to the scene.

Companies arrived to find a person down in the roadway, who had been struck by a vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Interstate-95 in the northbound direction was closed for an extended period of time while the incident was investigated. Traffic was re-routed off of Exit-26 and through the back roads of Pawtucket. It was unclear as to why the person was on the highway. The accident is currently under investigation.

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