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4 dead in Thompson crash

A serious crash left four people from Rhode Island dead Monday and a fifth person critically injured.
Published: May. 30, 2022 at 8:06 PM EDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 7:22 AM EDT
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THOMPSON (WFSB) – A serious crash left four people from Rhode Island dead Monday and a fifth person critically injured.

According to state police, a car driven by 18-year-old Johan Santana slammed into a tree after Santana attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control.

Jaslin Perez, 21, Ericka Perez, 21 and Lixandra Almonte, 21 all of Providence, were killed in the crash along with Santana.

A fifth passenger, 21-year-old Alfonso Lopez, was flown by Life Star to Rhode Island Hospital and was listed in critical condition.

State police said their car crashed into the tree in the area of Quaddick Town Farm Road and Taylor Road.

The local fire department, EMS and the LifeStar emergency helicopter responded to the crash.

Stay with Eyewitness News for updates.