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Police release name of driver killed in wrong way crash

Lincoln officers try to rescue the driver who police say was injured in a crash on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Rhode Island State Police have released the name of the 89-year-old woman who was killed in a head-on crash on Route 146.

Col. Steven O'Donnell said Marie Simone, of Warwick, was killed at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after she drove the wrong way onto the highway in Lincoln and crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Joseph Brophy, of Burrillville.

Police said Brophy was recovering at Rhode Island Hospital with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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