Cranston Police identify victim in last week’s fatal crash on Laten Knight Road

By RORY SCHULER
Posted 8/19/21

Cranston police have identified the driver who lost his life in an early morning crash in the city last week.

The driver killed in the fatal crash on Aug. 12 on Laten Knight Road has been …

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Cranston Police identify victim in last week’s fatal crash on Laten Knight Road

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Cranston police have identified the driver who lost his life in an early morning crash in the city last week.

The driver killed in the fatal crash on Aug. 12 on Laten Knight Road has been positively identified by the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office as Kyle M. Segee, age 35, of 33 Cooper Road, Chepachet, according to Cranston Police.

Cranston Police Chief Colonel Michael Winquist announced last week that the department’s Traffic Unit was investigating the fatal crash. The investigation is ongoing.

On Aug. 12, at approximately 8:02 a.m., several calls were received at the Cranston Police Department Dispatch Center concerning a single-car crash in the area of 504 Laten Knight Road. The callers reported hearing what sounded like a car traveling at a rate of speed, then a crash and explosion.

The responding Officer observed a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS with extensive front-end damage up against a tree, according to a press release from the Cranston Police Department.

The driver was lying next to the vehicle, which was fully engulfed in flames. The Cranston Fire Department extinguished the fire and pronounced the sole occupant/driver dead at the scene, according to a press release from the Cranston Police Department.

Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears the vehicle was traveling south on Laten Knight Road at a high rate of speed. Once the car approached a sharp bend, it exited the roadway and struck a tree head-on. Investigators did not observe skid marks or other evidence indicating the driver attempted to slow down at the curve before leaving the road, according to a press release from the Cranston Police Department.

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