Two men killed in head-on Foster crash, RI State Police say

Two pickup trucks crashed head-on on Route 6 in Foster, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (WJAR)

Two people were killed in a head-on crash in Foster Monday morning, Rhode Island State Police said.

Authorities said Vincent Spooner Jr., 53, of Lincoln, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died, while Ronald Desrosiers, 72, of Canterbury, Connecticut, was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said two pickup trucks collided on Route 6 near Rams Tail Road at about 7 a.m.

Police said Desrosiers' truck was heading east on Danielson Pike when he veered across the double yellow line and into oncoming traffic, hitting Spooner's truck.

Both trucks were heavily damaged.

Suzette Gagnon, a CNA, said the crash sounded like an explosion. The CNA, who lives near the scene, ran out to see what she could do to help.

"First guy, he had no pulse. Second guy, he was breathing a little bit," she told NBC 10 News, adding that she stayed with Spooner until the ambulance arrived and transported him to the hospital. "This is just what I do because this is what I do for a living and I just want to -- I felt helpless, like I couldn't help them. It's basically how you feel -- helpless."

Gagnon said she's seen many accidents near her home over the years, but described this as the worst she's ever seen.

"It's not something you can ever get out of your head. Nope," she said. "And I feel bad for the family members around the holidays."

Meanwhile, Spooner's truck was marked Providence Worcester Railroad Mechanical Department. NBC 10's calls to that company have not yet been returned.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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