Operator of car driving over 100mph charged in two car fiery crash in North Kingstown
North Kingstown, R.I. —
One person is under arrest charged with DUI and other charges after a two car fiery crash in North Kingstown that left parts of Route 4 North closed for several hours early Friday morning.
According to North Kingstown police, just after midnight while conducting a radar post, a North Kingstown police officer encountered a vehicle operating northbound on Route 4 in the area of Ten Rod Road traveling in excess of 100 miles-per-hour.
The officer attempted to catch up to the 2017 Subaru vehicle, but the car had already struck a slower moving 2003 Jeep Liberty from behind.
Both vehicles immediately burst into flames.
The operator and passenger from the vehicle that was struck from behind were able to exit their vehicle.
The operator of the vehicle that struck the car, 28-year-old Robert Andreozzi of North Kingstown, had to be pulled from his vehicle by the police officer on scene.
The North Kingstown Fire Department responded and extinguished both vehicles that were on fire.
All parties were treated for minor injuries and taken to Kent County Hospital where they were treated and released early Friday morning.
The suspect, Robert Abdreozzi, was charged with DUI, driving to endanger resulting in personal injury and reckless driving.
Andreozzi was scheduled to be arraigned at Kent County District Court.