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UPDATE: Victims Identified - One Driver Dead, Another Airlifted After Head-on Collision

The two-car accident occurred on Station Street at about 7:30 Sunday night.

Update: Mar. 5 2:13 p.m.

According to reports, Moore's family said that he was complaining of chest pains shortly before the accident and was attempting to drive himself to get help when the crash occurred.

Update: Mar. 5 - 9:40 a.m.

Police have identified the 41-year-old driver that died at the scene as Randy Moore of 291 Station Street.

The 55-year-old victim at Rhode Island Hospital has been identified as Stephen Volpe, 55, of 15 Remington Farm Drive.

A release from Coventry Police states as follows:

On March 4 at 7:21 p.m., Coventry Police responded to the area of Station Street and Fairway Drive to investigate a motor vehicle accident, involving two vehicles.

A preliminary investigation showed that a 2003 Honda Accord was traveling south on Station Street when it apparently crossed over the center of the road and crashed head on into a 2006 Ford Explorer, which had been traveling north on Station Street. 

The operator of the Honda was identified as Randy Moore, age 41, of 291 Station Street Coventry RI.  Moore died at the scene.  Moore’s remains were taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office for further investigation.

The operator of the Ford is identified as Stephen Volpe, age 55, of 15 Remington Farm Drive, Coventry.  Volpe was extricated from his vehicle at 8:39 pm and transported by Life Flight helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital.  Volpe was conscious but believed to be in serious condition.  The Life Flight helicopter landed at Foster Field, a town park, across from the accident scene. 

A Coventry Police Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and continues to investigate this accident. 

The Central Coventry Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Anthony Fire Department. 

UPDATE: Mar. 5 - 7:43 a.m.

Officials have released that the 41-year-old driver who was killed while traveling south on Station Street may have lost control of his vehicle because of medical reasons.

The condition of the 55-year-old man at Rhode Island Hospital has not been confirmed as of Monday morning.

Mar. 4: One driver is dead and another is being airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital after a head-on collison on Station Street just outside Foster Memorial Park Sunday about 7:30 p.m.

The driver of a white SUV was reportedly conscious and speaking after he was extracted from the vehicle that collided with a blue sedan. There were only two individuals involved - no passengers. The victims have not been identified but officials confirm they are both male.

Coventry and East Greenwich rescue personnel are on the scene. Check back with Coventry Patch for more details as they become available.

Ryan J. Fiske March 05, 2012 at 02:24 AM
The helicopter flew right over my house, I ran outside, then I heard the sirens. Any loss of life is terrible. Keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers.
Concerned Citizen March 05, 2012 at 03:07 AM
This is a tragedy, I have no doubt it's most Likley from texting and driving... Very sad. Deepest sympathy to the family's
Alyssa March 05, 2012 at 04:41 AM
I live on this road, This road is treacherous in any weather, people speed and do NOT pay attention. I cannot count on two hands how many times I've had people almost hit me head on. I highly doubt this was texting and driving due to the amount of damage. Speed was most deffinetely a factor in this. My sympathys go out to the family of the gentleman who passed.
Deb March 05, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I drive this road often. It is very difficult to navigate in the day. At night it is very difficult to see. I beleive that Alyssa is right speed must be the factor due to damage. Coventry is a close knit community. I'm sure that when the names out, we will all know someone that knows these men. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the deceased. And we all need to pray for the man that is probably fighting for his life.
Concerned Citizen March 05, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I agree with both of you that speed may have been a factor, although it really does not take much to crumple a car... 30 miles an hour is fast enogh for a head on collision. I assumed that texting may have been a factor because I myself live a few streets over and drive that road daily. I've dropped my kids off at the field more times than I can count. I'm also wasn't saying anything bad when I said that but I ever single day I see people texting and driving. 9 out of ever 10 are young drivers and frankly I can't stand it, it's the biggest distraction you could possible have and it kills more people each year than drunk drivers.
Jim March 05, 2012 at 02:13 PM
It is premature to speculate about what caused this terrible accident but regardless of the contributing factors the very sad reality is that one person lost their life and another is clinging to life so in my opinion the focus of commentary at this point should be focused on expressions of condolence and support for the families affected.
Concerned Citizen March 05, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Jim you understand this is a news paper? Why do you think your opionin matters and the rest of us here dont? Also we ARE focused on condolences and sympathy shame on you.....this is a terrible terrible tragedy and no one on here is saying otherwise.
Lauren Costa (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Please note, that as of right now, officials say that the cause of the accident may have been medical issues. Speed or other factors have not been mentioned.
Concerned Citizen March 05, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Thank you Lauren for the information, thank makes scene to me.
Jim March 05, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I most certainly DO understand that Patch is a forum for anyone to express the opinions and in no way does my personal commentary state nor imply that others who chose to comment on causal factors lack compassion. As I stated, in my opinion it is premature and without merit to speculate about speed, texting etc., why not wait until officals provide us with those facts.
Deb March 05, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Ok all my Coventry neighbors, Please lets not go at each other. I know that when the news reported this. I went into panic mode. My daughters good friend drives a White Suv! We are a pretty close knit communnity and everybody will know someone that knows these two men. We all speculate it's our nature. Let's not attack one another for opinions. But that energy into prayer for these families
Jim March 05, 2012 at 04:37 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with you Deb.
Reaper March 05, 2012 at 06:14 PM
there is always one of you clowns lecturing people on what to say and what not to say. Judge yourself and mind your own business Jimmy
anonymous March 05, 2012 at 08:48 PM
You're right Jim and Deb. Let's keep our heads on straight until you know the facts. Speculation only starts rumors. Just keep these families in your prayers.
anonymous March 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Really...you have NO doubt?
Mohawk March 06, 2012 at 02:12 AM
While my prayers goes out to the families ,I also wanted to take the time to acknowledge the men and women of Coventy pd ,Central Coventry ,and Anthony Fire for their quick response and handleing of this incident, well done guys.
Georga March 16, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Jump to conclusions much. As one of the victims neighbors, I can tell you the poor man that passed away was driving himself to the hospital due to chest pains and complications. His elderly mother was on the phone with 911 at the time of the crash informinng them that he had left already and not to come to their home anymore! That was when she was informed that he was involded in the crash, dropped the telephone and rushed down to witness her sons dead body being taken out of his vehicle. You should be ashamed of yourself for making such harsh judgments when you clearly did even read this entire article. He was trying to save his own life, and unfortunitly this was the end result.

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