2 dead, 3 injured after car crash and fire at R.I. gas station

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WHDH) — Two teenagers were killed and three other people injured on Tuesday after a car crash that led to a fire at a gas station in Rhode Island.

The crash happened at a Sunoco gas station on Hartford Avenue in Johnston. State Police said an 87-year-old man was turning left when he collided with a car full of teenagers coming the other way. The teens’ car then drove into an unoccupied SUV at the gas station. The SUV then hit the gas pump, sparking a huge fire.

Two teenage passengers in the car died. The 19-year-old driver remains in critical condition.

The owner of the SUV said she usually pays with a credit card but went in the store to pay with cash because her card was not working. She said the decision saved her life. Her recently deceased father-in-law’s death certificate was in her car and she called him her guardian angel.

State Police are still investigating and are asking any witnesses of the crash to come forward.

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