Massachusetts Man Facing DUI Charges in Fatal Rhode Island Crash

Police say Richard Maldonado, 23, of Taunton, ran a stop sign and two red lights before crashing into a vehicle driven by Evelyn Pagliaro

A Rhode Island woman is dead and a Massachusetts man faces drunken driving charges following a car crash in Providence early on New Year's Day.

Police say 23-year-old Richard Maldonado, of Taunton, Massachusetts, ran a stop sign and two red lights at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday before crashing into another vehicle driven by 63-year-old Evelyn Pagliaro, of Providence.

She was pronounced dead.

Maldonado was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His passenger was also hurt.

Police say he faces charges including drunken driving resulting in death.

It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

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