WASHINGTON COUNTY, RI. (THECOUNT) — Angelo Pascuzzi, of Berlin, Connecticut, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night fatal motorcycle crash in Washington County.
Pascuzzi, 60, was killed, and a female seriously injured, in a two-vehicle crash near Westerly Saturday night.
According to reports, Pascuzzi was operating a motorcycle in Westerly, when the bike came into contact with a pickup truck Saturday night.
A female passenger on the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.
Pascuzzi was also transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.
The pickup driver was uninjured in the wreck.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Washington County, known locally as South County, is a county located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 126,979. Rhode Island counties have no governmental functions other than as court administrative and sheriff corrections boundaries, which are part of the state government – Wikipedia.
KENT COUNTY, RI. (THECOUNT) — Kenneth Norberg of Coventry, Rhode Island, has been identified as the victim in a fatal overnight single-vehicle crash in Kent County.
Norberg, 55, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near West Greenwich just after midnight Wednesday.
According to reports, Norberg was operating a vehicle on a West Greenwich highway, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 12:07 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over multiple times.
Norberg was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact Hope Valley Barracks at 401-444-1068.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Kent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 166,158 making it the second-most populous county in Rhode Island. The county was formed in 1750 from the southern third of Providence County. It was named after the county of Kent, England – Wikipedia.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI. (THECOUNT) — Cara Mac Kenyon, of South Kingstown, has been identified as the suspect facing felony charges following a deadly crash Friday night.
Kenyon, 30, was charged with driving under the influence resulting in death, refusal to submit to a chemical test and obstruction.
According to officials, Alan Albergaria was on-foot in the area of Middlebridge Road, when he was fatally struck by a vehicle operated by Kenyon Friday night around 7:30 p.m.
Police said, Albergaria, 54, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.
Kenyon, who according to social media is employed at Performance Physical Therapy, was taken into custody at the scene of the crash and arraigned at police headquarters. She was later posted a $10,000 bond and was released on her own recognizance.
The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: South Kingstown is a town in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 30,639 at the 2010 census. South Kingstown is the largest town in Washington County and is the largest town in the state of Rhode Island – Wikipedia.
PAWTUCKET, RI. (THECOUNT) — Jack Doherty and Shaylyn Moran are facing charges over the murder of 54-year-old Pawtucket woman, Cheryl Smith.
Doherty, 23, was arraigned at Providence District Court on Thursday, facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder, as well as conspiracy to commit murder.
Shaylyn Moran, 18, was also charged with murder and the intent to commit homicide.
Authorities say they responded to 100 Baxter St. Wednesday night around 8:15 on a call of shots fired. When officials arrived, Smith was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her chest.
Smith was pronounced dead after she was transported to an area hospital.
Police said they arrested the couple at a hotel on George Street, shortly after, with authorities noting that Doherty had a 9mm handgun, reports TurnTo10.
Geo quick facts: Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state – Wikipedia.
WESTERLY, RI. (THECOUNT) — Julie Lynn Cardinal, an employee of the Babcock Village apartments assisted living center, has been identified as one of the victims in a deadly triple-shooting Thursday morning.
The 47-year-old mother of five was killed and two others injured in a shooting in Rhode Island on Thursday. The shooter, a 66-year-old resident of the facility, took his own life, police said.
The unidentified resident opened fire Thursday morning, shooting three people, Cardinal fatally, at the assisted living center located at 122 Cross St in Westerly, RI.
One of Cardinal’s co-workers, and a resident were injured. Their names were not released.
The shooter, who lived at the facility, was found dead inside a residence.
A gun was recovered at the scene.
Reports of gunfire at the Babcock Village apartments prompted Westerly public schools, Westerly Hospital and some nearby business into lockdown as a precaution, reported WCVB.
Geo quick facts: Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, first settled by English colonists in 1661 and incorporated as a municipality in 1669. It is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state with a population of 22,787 as of the 2010 census – Wikipedia.
NARRAGANSETT, RI. (THECOUNT) — Animal officials in the Rhode Island town of Narragansett are warning residents to be on the lookout for bears trying to gain entry to vehicles by opening the door.
Narragansett Animal Control said a woman called Tuesday to report a bear outside her vehicle near Camp Varnum.
The massive animal was able to open the frightened woman’s car door who was then forced to fight the bear off.
“Thankfully, she was able to secure herself in her vehicle after the bear opened the car door and she fought to shut it from inside,” animal control tweeted.
Officials warned residents that if they encounter a bear, they need to secure themselves as quickly as possible, reports WVCB.
“Yes, it’s ‘cool,’” animal control tweeted. “But it is a bear, a wild animal.”
Officials also said bears can run about 30 mph, so driving away isn’t always an option.
Bear opens woman’s car door in Narragansett, RI
Geo quick facts: Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 15,868 at the 2010 census. However, during the summer months the town’s population more than doubles to near 34,000. The town is colloquially known as “Gansett” – Wikipedia.
WARWICK, RI. (THECOUNT) — The Community College of Rhode Island said it was evacuating its Warwick campus Wednesday morning.
“Please evacuate the Warwick Campus immediately. Remain calm. Wait for further instructions,” CCRI said in a tweet. “Do not remain in the parking lot area.
CCRI did not give any indication what prompted the evacuation beyond a “public safety concern.”
The school said classes are suspended until further notice, report TurnTo10.
The evacuation was limited to CCRI Knight Campus, located on East Avenue, Warwick, RI.
CCRI via twitter:
“@CCRINews Please evacuate the Warwick Campus immediately. Remain calm. Wait for further instructions.”
Geo quick facts: Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, the second largest city in the state with a population of 82,672 at the 2010 census. Warwick is located approximately 12 miles south of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, 63 miles southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, and 171 miles northeast of New York City – Wikipedia.