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Drunk Driver Killed Man in Mansfield Crash, Police Say

Nicholas Salvo ran a red light and slammed into an oncoming car Friday night, police said.

One of the vehicles involved in a fatal crash in Mansfield Friday night. Credit: Mansfield police
One of the vehicles involved in a fatal crash in Mansfield Friday night. Credit: Mansfield police
Mansfield police said a Norton man was drunk Friday night when he blew a red light and slammed into an oncoming car, killing the driver.

Nicholas Salvo, 23, was arrested Saturday morning. He was treated and released from Rhode Island Hospital. He was being held on $10,000 bail pending an arraignment Monday.

Police said the crash happened on Route 140 at the intersection of Norfolk Street just before midnight.

An off-duty Mansfield firefighter witnessed the crash and said Salvo was traveling at a "high rate of speed" southbound on Route 140 when he ran a red light and slammed into a vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Raynham man.

The Raynham man was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Salvo was charged with motor vehicle homicide while drunk, reckless operation, speeding, failing to stop for a red light and a marked lanes violation.
HJ April 28, 2014 at 08:06 AM
I find that intersection is difficult pulling from Norfolk St onto either 140N or 140S. It's hard to judge how fast the cars are travelling on 140S.

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