By: Bethany Hashway
Warwick, RI- Last night at around 10:25 p.m. Warwick Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 651 Main Ave for the report of pedestrian who had been struck by a car in the roadway.
According to a release when the first officers arrived on scene they located a 23 adult male pedestrian that had been struck while he was crossing Main Ave. by the car that was driving easterly on Main Ave. near the intersection of Greenfield Ave. The male pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with critical injuries, the driver of the car was not injured in the accident, and he also stopped at the accident.
The Warwick Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene and they have begun an investigation into the facts and causes surrounding the accident. As of now the preliminary investigation has revealed that drugs/alcohol were factors in the accident on the part of the driver.
According to a press release the operator of the car is being identified as Marshall Howard, 24 from Warwick, RI. Howard is being charged with DUI with Death Resulting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He will be appearing in Third Division District Court at 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick RI on May 24th 2017 for an arraignment on those charges.
At this time the victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin.
The Warwick Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying any witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information relevant to this accident is being asked to contact the Warwick Police Traffic Unit at 401- 468-4343.
Updated at 2:40 p.m. The victim of the accident has been identified as David Bustin, originally from Pembroke MA, who was residing in Warwick.