An off-duty nurse from Massachusetts was struck and killed on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island by a man, who is accused of driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, according to state police.The Rhode Island State Police responded at 1:44 a.m. Sunday to a rollover crash on I-95 north near Exit 30 in Pawtucket.As troopers arrived at the scene, they were told that a good Samaritan who stopped to help a victim of the crash was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.The good Samaritan — identified as 34-year-old Jennifer Toscano, of Stoughton — was pronounced dead at the scene.Troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle that struck Toscano shortly thereafter. The driver of that vehicle, 22-year-old Luis Baez, of Boston, was taken into custody on multiple charges.Baez has been charged with DUI resulting in death, driving to endanger resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death and operating on a suspended license.Toscano’s mother told sister station WCVB that the victim leaves behind a son, who is now an orphan because his father died in July.Rhode Island State Police said they responded to two more fatal crashes on I-95 early Sunday morning, both of which were single-car crashes.“This was a terrible morning on our highways, and one I hope to never see again,” said Col. James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety. “Alcohol, excessive speed and reckless driving appear to be factors in these incidents and as a result, three families have lost loved ones. Last night’s tragic death of a good Samaritan — truly the first responder at the scene of a crash — is a horrifying reminder that we have a shared responsibility to make our roads safe.”The crashes are being investigated by members of the Lincoln and Hope Valley state police barracks, as well as investigators from the State Police Detective Bureau, State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and State Police Forensic Service Unit.

An off-duty nurse from Massachusetts was struck and killed on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island by a man, who is accused of driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, according to state police.

The Rhode Island State Police responded at 1:44 a.m. Sunday to a rollover crash on I-95 north near Exit 30 in Pawtucket.

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As troopers arrived at the scene, they were told that a good Samaritan who stopped to help a victim of the crash was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

The good Samaritan — identified as 34-year-old Jennifer Toscano, of Stoughton — was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle that struck Toscano shortly thereafter. The driver of that vehicle, 22-year-old Luis Baez, of Boston, was taken into custody on multiple charges.

Baez has been charged with DUI resulting in death, driving to endanger resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death and operating on a suspended license.

Luis Baez, 22, of Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood

Rhode Island State Police

Luis Baez, 22, of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood

Toscano’s mother told sister station WCVB that the victim leaves behind a son, who is now an orphan because his father died in July.

Rhode Island State Police said they responded to two more fatal crashes on I-95 early Sunday morning, both of which were single-car crashes.

“This was a terrible morning on our highways, and one I hope to never see again,” said Col. James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety. “Alcohol, excessive speed and reckless driving appear to be factors in these incidents and as a result, three families have lost loved ones. Last night’s tragic death of a good Samaritan — truly the first responder at the scene of a crash — is a horrifying reminder that we have a shared responsibility to make our roads safe.”

The crashes are being investigated by members of the Lincoln and Hope Valley state police barracks, as well as investigators from the State Police Detective Bureau, State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and State Police Forensic Service Unit.

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