UPDATE: Man Killed in Bellevue Avenue Accident

The driver was killed in after he reportedly crashed into a wall at Rough Point.

This story was updated at 11:01 a.m.

A man involved in an earlier this morning was killed in the crash, police officials say. 

The 55-year-old Newport man was found unresponsive on the scene after his car crashed into a stone wall at His identity has not yet been released.

When police were responded to scene at 680 Bellevue Ave., the car was on fire and the man was pinned inside. 

There was no one else in the vehicle.

He was transported to , where he was pronounced dead.

Newport police are investigating the incident, which is ongoing.  

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Top of the Hill September 07, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Very, very sad - did anyone notice that the Narraganset Patch reported Prof. Liotta's arrest for DUI on August 10th? He'd consumed two pints of vodka, according to the police report. So let's not rush to re-grade that intersection just yet.
Dhana September 07, 2012 at 01:04 PM
August 10, of _2011_. Not this year. Way to respect a man who is not even buried yet, who was working so hard in his recovery. Was every other person who was killed or injured a that point drunk.? You display not only faulty logic but crass insensitivity. It never ceases to amaze me what anonymity brings out in people. It saddens me beyong beleif at this already difficult time.
Top of the Hill September 07, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I'm sad for the loss, but sadder still that so many Salve higher-ups seem to have issues with drinking and driving. Way to set an example, guys.
IgnatuisJReillyIQ September 07, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Why not knock down the wall and house behind it and put up signs that say speed up..that will fix the problem of too many people with no common sense or driving skills. Straight into the sea I say..
IgnatuisJReillyIQ September 07, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Jack, I agree and it is hard to appreciate sophisticated common sense. That street was probably private at one time and either out of the kindness of the rich and/or encroachment of politicians, the road was made public. Now the public is demanding eminent domain, and Goodyear blimps as beacons. I think the rich should take street back and we should tear down others homes to build a new safer straighter road and call it PotWine Ave.


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