R.I. man killed in Smithfield crash

R.I. man killed in Smithfield crash

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island State Police announced Friday that a 47-year-old man died in a one-car car crash on Route 295 south in Smithfield.

The victim was identified as Jason Denton, age 47, of Coventry.

At around 2:20 p.m., troopers received a report of a collision on Route 295 south, one mile north of Exit 12B in Smithfield. An investigation revealed that Denton was traveling south in the third lane of travel when he veered to the right, crossing over three lanes of travel. The car exited the roadway, traveled down the embankment, entered the wood line and struck several trees before coming to final rest.

Denton, the lone operator, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Smithfield Fire Department.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.