Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Accident on I-95

Rhode Island(March 18, 2012)  A wrong way driver sideswiped one vehicle on I-95 north before crashing head on into another vehicle, killing the other driver in Providence.  The fatal crash occurred around 2:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 22-Downtown Providence, according to the Rhode Island State Police

State Police were responding to reports of a wrong way driver on I-95 north around 1:55 a.m. after the Corey A. Johnston, 24, sideswiped a vehicle near Exit 26-Lonsdale Avenue.  The vehicle continued traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95.  State Police finally were able to locate the wrong way driver but not before he had slammed head-on into another vehicle, driven by Domenic A. Izzi, 40, near Exit 22.

Rescue crews worked to free Izzi from the wreckage.  Domenic Izzi, of Providence  was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the Johnston may have been intoxicated, he was injured and transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Authorities were forced to close I-95 north for over two hours.

The Rhode Island State Police are still investigating the fatal accident.
Johnston was formally charged with Driving While Intoxicated—Death Resulting, Driving to Endanger—Death Resulting and leaving the Scene of an Accident—Attended Vehicle.  Bail has been set at $25,000.

 

8 Thoughts on “Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Accident on I-95

  1. I witnessed this whole accident. I called into the state police to alert them. This was horrible, and i cant drive in peace after seeing that. its a shame alchol is still legal. rip to the victim

  2. brent roberts on March 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

    my girlfriend and i was coming form foxwoods driving in the middle lane my girlfriend and i called the state police, he passed up doin about 90 in what would be my left lane. he didnt seem to be drunk, but in fact, he looked like he knew what he was doing, the way he came around the corner it looked like he wanted to kill himself, or someone. i’v seen drunk driving, this guy is a killer, and should do life in jail. everytime i close myeyes i see his headlights. could have been me he hit head on.

  3. Wendy on March 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

    This man killed my friend. He should be put to death for all the grief he caused by being a friggen idiot!!!

  4. Chris on March 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm said:

    Corey is my roommate in Boston. Or, more accurately, he was my roommate, as sadly I do not anticipate seeing him in person for a long time. Although what he did is foolish and wrong, I just want to let everyone know that he is one of the kindest and most genuinely nice people I have ever met. And a very talented artist. He was about a semester away from graduating from the school of the museum of fine arts, which is partnered with tufts. Suffice to say, they only admit stand-up people to this institution. This unfortunate accident is unbecoming of him. I just want people to know that as surely only the negative will be focused on from a media standpoint.

  5. i would like to get in touch with Brent Roberts and jamie……. how can i do that?
    L