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Victim of accident dies in hospital

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— A local man died from his injuries last week after being hit by a vehicle on Nov. 23.
Lt. John Shields, spokesperson for the Coventry Police Department, explained that on Monday, Nov. 25 Erik Johnson, 43, of Coventry passed away at Rhode Island Hospital after being struck two days earlier by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Coventry girl.
Police stated that Johnson was walking on Washington Street after 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by the car. He suffered a serious head injury.
The girl, whose name will not be released because of her age, was taken to Kent Hospital and released.
Shields said the accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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