Rhode Island Man Who Streamed Drive, Crashed Had Suspended License

December 5, 2016

Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph before crashing into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier was driving with a suspended license.

State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence.

The video posted on Olio-Rojas’ Facebook page shows him driving 114 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity.

Rescue crews extricated him from the car after the crash. He was hospitalized in critical condition. Rhode Island Hospital says he was in fair condition as of late Thursday night.

The truck driver wasn’t hurt.

Police say Olio-Rojas had been involved in two prior accidents and has several previous traffic violations. WJAR-TV reports police plan to bring misdemeanor charges against him.

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  • December 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    Confused says:
    Could you please elaborate on what you mean with this post? Are you implying the driver was not a US citizen?
  • December 6, 2016 at 12:01 pm
    Patticake says:
    ...from Providence, RI...yeah, right
  • December 6, 2016 at 10:33 am
    Confused says:
    what's more likely is that he couldn't control his vehicle while swerving in and out of lanes in excess of 110MPH. I think speed is a bigger contributing factor than cell use ... read more

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