PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man accused of speeding away from officers and crashing, ejecting a passenger in the car, has been charged with a felony.
The passenger, 47-year-old David Johnson, died.
Rhode Island State Police say 47-year-old Alpha Williams, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was charged Thursday with driving to endanger resulting in death in connection with the crash on Route 6.
Police say Williams was stopped for speeding Tuesday night and sped away after an officer attempted to conduct procedural checks on Tuesday.
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Police followed the vehicle into Providence and when it attempted to take an off-ramp, it crashed.
Johnson, of Providence, died at Rhode Island Hospital.
Police say Williams is being held overnight, pending his arraignment Friday. It’s unclear whether he’s represented by a lawyer who could comment.