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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-15-2018

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6 WOONSOCKET NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION WOONSOCKET – A woman hit by a car while crossing the road near Kennedy Manor last week died at Rhode Island Hospital three days later, police later confirmed. Marian Morrow, 64, a resident of Kennedy Manor, was struck by a vehicle after falling while crossing Clinton Street last Monday evening. According to police reports, she was returning to Kennedy Manor from the parking lot of Walgreen's and was using a walker when she fell and was struck by a passing vehicle. Carlos Lopez, 21, a Woonsocket resi- dent, was identified as the driver. After sustaining injuries, Morrow was brought to Rhode Island Hospital, where she died on Thursday. Lopez was charged with driving on a suspended registra- tion and cited for driving without a license and without proof of insur- ance. According to Deputy Chief Michael Lemoine, police were still investigating the incident on Tuesday and had not yet determined if additional charges would be brought against Lopez. The depart- ment, he said, needs to await the medical examiner's autopsy report, a process that could take up to two weeks. "We need a final cause of death, we just can't assume it was the acci- dent. Once we get that report we'll go forward accordingly," he said. Lemoine said weather may have played a role, as it was raining at the time of the accident and Morrow was wearing dark clothing. He also said Morrow was not using the crosswalk or warning lights directly in front of Kennedy Manor but instead crossed further down the street. The warning lights were installed earlier this year to notify oncoming traffic of pedestrians in the crosswalk. "Unfortunately, she did not use this, and it's unfortunate that many people don't use crosswalks, espe- cially when you have one right in front of Kennedy Manor," he said. Lemoine also confirmed that Lopez stopped following the acci- dent and police were able to speak with him on the scene. Family and friends gathered on Clinton Street last Sunday night to remember Morrow during a can- dlelit vigil. Police investigating fatal accident near Kennedy Manor By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com As part of the requirements for her upcoming black belt test, KIRA ROY, 8, a student at Mastery Martial Arts in North Smithfield, organized a service project where she and other volunteers crocheted more than 300 hats for new- born babies at Landmark Medical Center and Women and Infants Hospital. At right, Kira shakes hands with Landmark Medical Center nurse CHRISTINE GESUALDI as she delivers hats on Nov. 3. Hats for babies

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