A pedestrian, identified only as a 22-year-old man, was struck and killed early Sunday morning, Sept. 15, on Route 195 east in East Providence, according to the Rhode Island State Police.
The man's identity has not been released pending notification of family members.
Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announced that at 3:57 a.m., State Police Troopers responded to numerous 911 calls for a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle.
The location was given as just before the Taunton Avenue exit on Route 195 east.
The pedestrian was hit by a single car while walking in the left travel lane on the Washington Bridge, about 1,100 feet west of the Taunton Avenue exit, according to the State Police.
Witnesses said they saw a pedestrian wearing dark colored clothing walking in the left lane of travel just prior to being struck.
“The operator of the vehicle attempted to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so,” according to the State Police.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rhode Island Medical examiner’s office. The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is also assisting in the investigation.