Man injured in crash streams Facebook Live video while speeding
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —
A 20-year-old man who was hurt in a crash Wednesday apparently filmed himself on Facebook Live as he was weaving in and out of traffic at more than 100 miles per hour.
Police told NBC 10 News that Onasi Olio-Rojas of Pawtucket suffered serious injuries and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital after the car he was driving smashed into a dump truck just before 11:30 a.m.
As of 9:20 p.m., authorities said he was in critical condition.
While police said they are aware of the video and confirmed its authenticity, they were mum on details.
The three-minute video, which was posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page, shows him driving at high rates of speed on Route 6. At least twice in the video he reaches at least 110 miles per hour.
According to authorities, Olio-Rojas was driving eastbound on Dean Street in Providence when he rear ended the truck.
Witnesses told police he was driving erratically when he lost control of his car, which spun sideways and then hit the truck. The car then shot across the road and crashed into the Jersey barrier.
Rescue crews had to extricate Olio-Rojas from the vehicle, but the driver of the truck was not injured.
Traffic was backed up for at least two hours as authorities cleared the scene.