PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RI. (THECOUNT) — Donald L. Houde Jr, of Smithfield, Rhode Island, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday night vehicle crash in Providence County.

Houde, 48, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Smithfield Tuesday night.


According to reports, Houde was operating a Chevrolet SUV on Providence Beltway near Route 7 in Smithfield, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a large rock.

Houde was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Providence County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. As of the 2010 census, the county’s population was 626,667, or 59.5% of the state’s population – Wikipedia.

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