1 People dead, 5 wonded in Westport rollover crash

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An early morning rollover crash on Interstate 195 east left one person dead and five injured early Sunday, state police said. State troopers responded to reports of a single-car rollover crash just east of Exit 10 in Westport just after 3 a.m. Upon arrival, troopers discovered a 2006 Honda Civic flipped on its roof in the breakdown lane.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that the car left the roadway, struck a jersey barrier and rolled across all travel lanes before coming to rest in the breakdown lane on the right side of the roadway. Police said the driver, Cassandra M. Camacho, 25, of New Bedford was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other passengers in the vehicle – three men ages 19, 26 and 30, and two women ages 18 and 23 – were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All passengers were from New Bedford.

State police shut down the right lane of the highway until a collision reconstruction could be completed. The highway was reopened just after 5:30 a.m. The accident is still under investigation by state police.

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