Woman struck and killed in Smithfield

Woman struck and killed in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – A woman who was struck by a driver in Smithfield on Wednesday has died from her injuries.

On Oct. 14, at around 8:35 a.m., Smithfield Police and Smithfield Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on Dean Avenue at the intersection of Brook Street. A driver traveling east on Dean Avenue struck a 70-year-old woman who was crossing the street while walking her dog. The 34-year-old driver stopped after the collision, called 911, and was on scene when police and rescue personnel arrived. The pedestrian sustained significant injuries and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police are investigating the collision and the driver is cooperating with officers. Both the driver and pedestrian were Smithfield residents.