2 killed, 37 injured after drunken driver slams into crowds at Rhode Island St. Patrick’s parade

(FoxNews) Police have confirmed that two were killed and 37 were injured in a terrible accident at a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Providence, Rhode Island Saturday.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m. EST when an SUV drove into the crowd at the end of the parade. According to Providence police, the driver, Keon Goodman, 22, of Weehawken, New Jersey was intoxicated and crashed into the crowd at the corner of Whittier Street and Maple Avenue.

The car was reportedly not making any sort of loop through the parade. Goodman tried to maneuver his Chevrolet HHR into the parade’s last intersection but his car veered out of control and slammed into a pile of people.

The two dead were identified as Lauren Moss, 24, from Providence and Anastasia Kuzyk, 31, of Cranston.

Goodman was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition and was later transferred to a local police department for questioning.

At this time it does not appear that Goodman will face criminal charges. It’s not clear how Goodman managed to drive into the crowd.

The Providence Journal noted that most of the parade went off without any problems.

The Rhode Island State Police are expected to conduct a full investigation of the accident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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