Coventry, RI — Police in Coventry are investigating the cause of a fatal accident overnight.
Both police and fire personnel from Western and Central Coventry Rescue responded to the area of 266 Hopkins Hollow Road just after midnight Sunday to investigate a report of a motor vehicle which had driven off the road and was in the woods.
While heading to the scene, Coventry Police received a second 911 call stating the vehicle was on its roof and was crushed.
The caller reported not hearing or seeing anyone around the vehicle.
Upon their arrival, Western and Central Coventry Rescue crews used the Jaws of Life to extricate the operator and lone occupant from the vehicle.
Western Coventry Rescue personnel began performing life saving measures and transported the 42-year-old male to Kent Hospital.
The male was later pronounced deceased at Kent Hospital.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Coventry Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.
Police say drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a factor in this accident, however speed may have.
Police are withholding the operator’s identity pending notification to his next of kin.