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CPD: Video Shows Warwick Drag Racer Losing Control

[CREDIT: CPD] A still frame from security video shows the pickup driven by a Warwick drag racer losing control before a three-car crash.

CRANSTON — The Cranston Police investigation into a Sept. 21 drag race ending in a three car crash and a seriously injured pedestrian includes security video of the Warwick driver losing control before the crash.

Calls about the racing were received at about  8:43 p.m. In the video, the 2001 Nissan Frontier pickup driven by Jacob Gardner, 19, of Gilbert Street, Warwick, occupied by one passenger, begins to skid out of control at 8:52 p.m. after crossing the center yellow lines and attempting to overtake the 2002 BMW M5 operated by a George Rodriguez, 30, of 20 Carr St., Providence.

Cranston Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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