Off-duty Stoughton nurse, 34, killed in hit-and-run after she stopped to help passenger in crash

Off-duty Stoughton nurse killed in hit-and-run after she stopped to help at crash scene

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — A 34-year-old Good Samaritan was killed Sunday morning while tending to a victim in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, according to Rhode Island State Police.

Officials said that Jennifer Toscano, an off-duty nurse from Stoughton, was pronounced dead on scene around 1:45 a.m. Toscano had stopped on Route 95 North near Exit 30 to provide aid to a passenger in a rolled over vehicle. Police said she was hit by a car that drove off.

Shortly after, police found the red-colored car and the driver who struck and killed Toscano.

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Luis Baez, 22, of Jamaica Plain, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of liquor and or drugs, resulting in death; driving so as to endanger, resulting in death; leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death; operating on a suspended license, first offense.

Baez is being held and will be arraigned in Providence District Court on Monday.

The investigation into the rollover crash and the resulting fatal pedestrian crash continues.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact Rhode Island State Police Lincoln barracks at (401) 444-1100.