A man died from his injuries in a three-vehicle highway crash Monday in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, and another driver who allegedly fled the scene has been arrested.
The crash around 4:15 p.m. closed down the northbound side of Interstate 95.
State police say a 50-year-old man from Cranston, Rhode Island, was driving southbound in a Buick LaCrosse when he collided with a Cadillac Escalade driven by a 61-year-old Providence man. The Cadillac then went over the median and hit a Jaguar driven by a 58-year-old Foxboro man.
The Jaguar’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the Cadillac’s driver was seriously injured and taken to Rhode Island Hospital, police said.
Authorities say the Buick’s driver fled. Around 5 p.m., police found a vehicle matching the description, with front end damage, in Attleboro. Police are working to determine whether the male associated with that vehicle was the driver in the crash.
On Tuesday, state police announced that Joseph Pompei Jr., 50, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was being charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and leaving the scene of a crash causing fatal injuries.
Pompei, identified as the driver of the Buick, was expected to be arraigned in Attleboro District Court on Tuesday morning.
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The driver of the Jaguar who was killed was identified by Mass. State Police as Randall Ricketts, 58, of Foxborough.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac driver remains in critical condition in Rhode Island hospital.