NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — North Providence police are trying to determine the cause of a violent, one-car crash that killed a person and appeared to split the vehicle into two pieces.

The accident happened on Mineral Spring Avenue near the Pawtucket line at about 1 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses say a body was in the road and the car was mangled.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

Authorities closed the road and called a medical examiner to the scene.

National Grid workers were called in to assess the integrity of a utility pole that was leaning near where the car came to a stop. It's not clear what the car struck or how fast it was going.

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