Arrest made in fatal vehicle accident

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By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

The driver in a fatal vehicle accident has been arraigned in Attleboro District Court.

Antonio Whitfield, 31, of 65 Broad St., North Attleborough, was arraigned on June 12 on charges of vehicular homicide by negligent operation, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding, according to North Attleborough Police Capt. Joseph DiRenzo. He was arrested through a joint effort of North Attleborough Police, Mass State Police, and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Police responded to the accident on the evening of May 10 on S. Washington Street. Lexus Thomas of Woonsocket, R.I., died as a result of her injuries sustained in the crash. The accident was investigated by North Attleborough and the Mass State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.

The vehicle had struck a telephone pole, leaving Thomas trapped and unresponsive. Whitefield was outside the vehicle and on the side of the road when first responders arrived. Thomas was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.