Frances Furnell dies in fatal Providence car crash on Route 146, Rhode Island – Friday, September 3, 2021

Providence Car Crash Death of North Smithfield woman Frances Furnell – Obituary

78-year-old North Smithfield woman, Frances Furnell, has died in a fatal Providence car crash that occurred on Route 146 in Rhode Island on Friday, September 3, 2021. Police also arrested the driver of a speeding box truck, 27-year-old Warwick man, Andre Gilbert.

It happened at about 11:30 a.m as Furnell was in an SUV that had stopped in traffic in the high-speed lane of Route 146. Andre was driving a box truck that struck the SUV from behind, killing Furnell at the scene.

The driver of the SUV in which Furnell was an occupant, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital.

The 27-year-old box truck driver, Andre, faces multiple charges.

The crash remains under investigation.

Source: Providence Journal