Charlestown PD Investigates Crash That Seriously Injured Coventry Woman
Coventry resident Melissa Verrecchia's vehicle was allegedly struck on Rt. 1 Friday morning.
According to reports from The Westerly Sun, a preliminary investigation into a crash that seriously injured Coventry resident Melissa M. Verrecchia, 42, early Friday morning, indicated that a man driving through a red traffic light struck her car.
Charlestown Police Chief Jeff Allen told The Westerly Sun that a reconstruction team will continue its investigation of the accident, but that early indicators suggest Verrecchia was at the light facing Wildflower Drive at Route 1 when William Thompson, 67, of South Kingstown, drove through the red light while headed south on Route 1 and hit her car.
Charlestown and South Kingstown police, fire and emergency personnel responded to the crash that occurred at 5:10 a.m. on Jan. 4.
Verrecchia was trapped in her vehicle and suffered head injuries as well as other serious injuries. She was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where she was in critical condition Friday night, the Sun reported.