Police: Driver in Fatal Rhode Island Crash Was Drunk, Speeding

February 19, 2009

Police say the driver of a car that crashed in Cranston earlier this month, killing three occupants, was drunk and going more than double the speed limit.

Police say a preliminary investigation has found that the Pontiac driven by Conor Young of Cranston was going at least 85 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone on Elmwood Avenue south on Feb. 7.

Police say Young lost control, crossed the center line and rotated counterclockwise before crashing into another vehicle.

The 20-year-old Young, as well as passengers 19-year-old Richard Elliott and 22-year-old Christopher Athaide, died. Police say all three had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit.

Four others were injured.

Information from: The Providence Journal

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