On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, at approximately 10:56 p.m., Smithfield Police were dispatched to a head-on motor vehicle accident on Douglas Pike at the Route 295 overpass. When Smithfield Officers arrived on scene it was determined that the cause of the accident was a vehicle traveling northbound on the southbound side of Douglas Pike causing a head-on collision.
The investigation revealed that Courtney L. Quattrucci, age 22, of 67 Fieldstone Drive, Coventry, was operating a 2013 Dodge Dart northbound on Douglas Pike on the southbound side of the roadway. Quattrucci struck the center dividing guardrail then struck a 2013 Volkswagon Jetta head on. Both vehicle operators were transported to Fatima Hospital for evaluation and Quattrucci was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Quattrucci was released with a summons to appear in Kent County District Court on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.