MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Police have released the identity of a female passenger who was killed in a crash that resulted in drunken driving charges for the driver.
The Newport Daily News reports that 22-year-old Kailyn Newton of Westport, Massachusetts, died after the Saturday morning crash.
Police responding to the crash on Third Beach Road in Middletown say they found Newton unresponsive in the overturned car. She was taken to Newport Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The driver was identified as 23-year-old Patrick Carson, of Newport. He was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries. Carson faces charges including driving under the influence with death resulting. It was not immediately clear if he has obtained an attorney.
Carson is scheduled to appear in Newport County District Court on Monday.
Officers found a white sedan overturned in the roadway.
Police identified the operator of the sedan as a 23-year-old Newport man, who was charged with driving under the influence, death resulting, and driving to endanger, death resulting. https://t.co/NVxq5XsEht pic.twitter.com/gwtRYqnJrn
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