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Published: Sun, December 04, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Cops: Man who streamed drive, crashed has suspended license


A Pawtucket man is in critical condition after his Honda Civic crashed into the back of a dump truck on RT 6 in Providence while driving 115 miles per hour and broadcasting on Facebook LIVE.

"It's a grand slam of things not to do", Captain John Allen of the Rhode Island State Police told NBC-affiliated WJAR.

The video was posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page and shows him driving at speeds exceeding 160 Kmph and weaving through traffic.

As of 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night, Olio-Roja was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive his injuries. Phone in your hand. The truck driver was unharmed in the accident.

State police verified the video's authenticity by comparing it to RI-DOT traffic cameras.

One Rhode Island State Trooper expressed his shock that someone would drive so recklessly, and stream it for all to see.

Rescue crews extricated Olio-Rojas from the Honda Civic.

Officers said Olio-Rojas hit the lorry as it got on the motorway, then crossed three lanes and hit the barrier. And for other people to watch it.

"How do you beat the video?"

Social media is addictive enough to kill you. He said it will be used as evidence in court.

The police are considering charging him with reckless driving, speeding and driving with a suspended licence.

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