Jamestown Police Ryan Bourque

Jamestown police officer killed in wrong way crash on I-95

On May 23, 2016, at approximately 12:07 AM, Rhode Island State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Route 95 South in the Town of East Greenwich.

The investigation revealed the following: A black Toyota Camry, operated by Dejae T. Pizarro, age 23, of 7302 Avalon Drive in Bedford, Massachusetts, was traveling north, in the high speed lane of Route 95 South. At a point approximately 500 feet north of Exit 7, Pizarro’s vehicle struck a white Dodge Charger head on. The operator of the Dodge was identified as Ryan J. Bourque, age 24, of 28 Allison Avenue in Coventry. Both Pizarro and Bourque died as a result of injuries sustained.

Ryan Bourque, a patrolman with the Jamestown Police Department, had just completed his shift (3pm to 11 pm) and was traveling to his residence.

The State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit as well as the Forensic Services Unit are assisting.

The incident remains under investigation.