Investigation underway after crash involving tractor-trailer leaves RI teen dead

State police are investigating an early-morning crash involving a tractor-trailer on Thursday that left a Rhode Island man dead.

Troopers responding to a reported crash involving a 2010 Hyundai Accent and a tractor-trailer on Route 95 southbound in Attleboro around 3 a.m. found the 19-year-old driver of the Hyundai suffering from serious injuries, according to state police.

He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

His passenger, a 19-year-old Brockton woman, suffered only minor injuries and was also transported to the hospital.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the teen struck the back of the truck.

No further information was released.

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