Police said a young mother is dead and a Rhode Island man is facing drunken driving charges after a two-vehicle crash in Attleboro on Thursday night, Sept. 20.
Authorities said Jason Kwolek, 32, of Pawtucket, was driving a Jeep when he slammed head-on into another driver on Route 152 at about 10:30 p.m.
James Guerrini, the father of 24-year-old Kaisha Guerrini, said his daughter was the driver of the other vehicle and was killed in the crash.
“I’ve lost a beautiful person who cared a lot for other people and gave a lot to everybody,” he said.
Both Kwolek and Guerrini and had to be extricated from their vehicles by firefighters.
Kwolek was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where his condition is unknown.
Following his release, police expect to charge Kwolek with vehicular homicide, operating under the influence, operating to endanger and speeding.
Police in Plainville are investigating whether Kwolek may have been involved in a hit-and-run in their town just minutes before. No one was hurt in that crash.
Kerrie Angell, Kaisha’s cousin, said she had a 3-year-old son and was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. She was also a 2006 Norton High School graduate.
“Her smile was so vibrant. She was the one everyone loved. She was always the funny one,” Angell said. Family said Guerrini was driving home from a friend’s house when she was struck and killed.
“He stole the light of our life from our family and from her son who will grow without her,” Angell said.