Major Crash Leads to Arrest

According to CBS 12 in Providence, an 18-year-old was arrested Thursday following a crash that sent several people to the hospital. Warwick police said they were called to the area of Sandy Lane around 3 p-m. for a two-car crash and arrived to find a sedan and an SUV in the roadway, both with heavy damage with two of the passengers trapped in the car. Six of the seven people involved were injured, as two were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, while three were transported with minor to moderate injuries. Police said the driver of the sedan, Jaden Berthole, was also hurt but declined treatment.


Berthole, of Taunton, was arrested on two counts of driving to endanger resulting in serious personal injury, three counts of driving to endanger resulting in physical injury, and reckless driving, police said. He will also be issued several traffic citations. 


The crash remains under investigation, with police believing speed and roadway conditions appeared to be factors.