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Wakefield woman dies in Richmond crash

September 19, 2013

Sierra Stanton, 24, struck a utility pole on Kingstown Road early last Friday morning

RICHMOND – A Wakefield woman was killed early Friday morning when her vehicle struck a utility pole on Kingstown Road.

Sierra S. Stanton, 24, of Wakefield died from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, Richmond Police said.

Police said Stanton was traveling west on Kingstown Road (Route 138) in a 2004 Volvo S-60. When the road curved right, Stanton traveled left across the center lane and exited the roadway. The driver’s side of the vehicle collided with a utility pole, sheering the base, and then struck a large tree. Stanton’s vehicle then spun from the impact with the tree and crashed into a highway sign before it came to rest on the grass embankment across from the main entrance to Richmond Elementary School.

Police said Cpl. Justin Vachon had just completed a routine building check at the elementary school when he heard the collision. He immediately responded to the scene of the accident and found Stanton, the lone occupant of the vehicle, showed no signs of life.

According to police, Stanton was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and her vehicle’s airbags did deploy.

The collision caused power lines to fall at the scene, which resulted in a power outage along Route 138 in Wyoming. Traffic along the road was detoured as National Grid worked to secure the lines and restore power.

Richmond Police conducted an accident reconstruction at the scene. Police said it is clear that the vehicle traveled left of center where the roadway curves to right, but the cause of the accident is currently unknown and remains under investigation.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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