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Police seek eyewitnesses after fatal MVA

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Police are looking for any information involving a fatal crash Wednesday morning on East Main Road. 

On Wednesday, June 6, at 10:08 a.m., Portsmouth police responded to the intersection of East Main Road at McCorrie Lane for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

Upon arrival, police observed two vehicles in the roadway. A vehicle driven by a 79-year-old woman, from Plymouth, Mass., was traveling southbound on East Main Road when her vehicle and another vehicle, driven by a 58-year-old Portsmouth woman collided.

All parties involved were taken to a nearby hospital due to the accident, where the 79-year-old woman later died from her injuries.

Traffic on East Main Road was diverted for over an hour with the assistance of Middletown Police. The Portsmouth Police Accident Recon and Detective Division are investigating the accident.

Anyone that witnessed the accident are asked to contact the Portsmouth Police Detective Division at 401-643-0194 or the general line at 401- 683-0300. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

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