The South Kingstown Police Department, Charlestown Police Department, South Kingstown Emergency Medical services, and surrounding Fire Departments responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on Route 1 (southbound) near Moonstone Beach Road on January 11, 2022, at approximately 5:01 PM. The driver, identified as Robert Brown, 56 years old from Cranston, RI, was driving a 2019 Buick Encore northbound in the southbound lane and collided head-on with two other vehicles. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, while Lisa Brunetti, 59 years old from Charlestown, RI, was transported to RI Hospital for severe injuries that are currently non-life-threatening. The third driver, Stephen Hatch, 47 years old from Charlestown, RI, received minor injuries and left the scene. The SKPD Accident Reconstruction Division is handling the ongoing investigation, and there is no further information available at this time. The post includes an image of the accident scene.

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