JOHNSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police say a 17-year-old driver was killed and two passengers in her car were injured when the vehicle went off the road and hit a tree on Interstate 295.
Police say Lungpalinya Phouvong was heading southbound when her car crashed in Johnston around 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Woonsocket teen was declared dead at the hospital.
Police say she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Two other youths suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. They were treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and later released.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.