Cumberland Woman Killed Crossing Mendon Road
25-year-old mother dies after being struck while seeking aid for a broken-down vehicle.
A Cumberland woman on her way home from visiting her baby at Women and Infants Hospital was struck on Mendon Road Wednesday night and rushed to Rhode Island Hospital. She was pronounced dead on Thursday.
Krystal Lynn Durkin, 25, was reportedly having car troubles and the van she was driving may have been out of gas when she attempted to cross the road for assistance Wednesday around 11:45 p.m. The oncoming vehicle, a 1999 Toyota Corolla operated by 32-year-old Kevin Poirier, of Cranston was traveling northbound when it struck Durkin just over 300 feet from the intersection of Mendon Road and Cumberland Hill Road in the 2000 block.
Durkin was reportedly on her way home from visiting her premature infant before the accident.
No charges have been filed against Poirier and a preliminary investigation has shown no signs that the incident involved drugs or alcohol. The accident is still under investigation by Lt. Todd Boisvert of the Woonsocket Police Department, although police have stated they are unlikely to file charges.
Editor's note: The name of the victim has been corrected in this article and was previously listed as Kristen Durkin