Woman killed in wrong-way crash in East Greenwich

Debris litters Division Street in East Greewich where police say a woman was killed in a two-car crash. (WJAR)

East Greenwich police said Monday that a woman was killed in a wrong-way crash on Division Street.

Officers responded to the crash at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police said a 61-year-old Warwick woman was driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit another car head-on.

Authorities said she died at Rhode Island Hospital while she was being treated in the emergency room. Her name was not immediately released.

The second driver, a 49-year-old man from North Providence, was taken to Kent Hospital. His condition was not available, however, police said he told them he was in pain.

A woman who lives near the crash scene, who said she is a doctor, told NBC 10 News off-camera that she went outside after hearing the crash and attended to the female driver.

The neighbor said while the crash was bad, the woman did not appear to have any external injuries, but that she looked ill, like she was having a heart attack, was sweaty, and said she was having belly pain before passing out.

Police said two witnesses told them they saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road.

According to police, the witnesses said the driver veered off the road to avoid a head-on collision and then saw the wrong-way car crash into a car behind them.

Authorities are not talking about a reason why the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, only stating that an accident reconstruction team will try to determine what happened.

Police said that they expect to identify the woman on Tuesday.

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