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Police release name of driver killed in wrong way crash

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Lincoln officers try to rescue the driver who police say was injured in a crash on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Lincoln officers try to rescue the driver who police say was injured in a crash on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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    Thursday, April 3 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-03 17:52:09 GMT
    Lincoln officers were the first on the scene and tried frantically to get the driver out of her car. Lincoln officers were the first on the scene and tried frantically to get the driver out of her car.
    An 89-year-old woman is killed when her car, going the wrong way on an exit ramp, hit a truck on Route 146.
    An 89-year-old woman is killed when her car, going the wrong way on an exit ramp, hit a truck on Route 146.
LINCOLN, R.I. -

Rhode Island State Police have released the name of the 89-year-old woman who was killed in a head-on crash on Route 146.

Col. Steven O'Donnell said Marie Simone, of Warwick, was killed at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after she drove the wrong way onto the highway in Lincoln and crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Joseph Brophy, of Burrillville.

Police said Brophy was recovering at Rhode Island Hospital with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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