PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say a man who was streaming a dangerous drive on Facebook Live was seriously injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier.
Police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, was driving east on U.S. Route 6 in Providence on Wednesday when he lost control.
The video, posted on Olio-Rojas’ Facebook page, shows him driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph and weaving through traffic.
Police told WJAR-TV they confirmed the authenticity of the video.
Police say Olio-Rojas hit the truck as it got on the highway, then crossed three lanes and hit the barrier.
Rescue crews extricated him from the car. The truck driver wasn’t hurt.
Traffic was backed up for at least two hours.
Police are still investigating and may bring charges.
That’s a Jimbo. I understand that Onasi’s jams were on but that doesn’t give you license to drive 115mph especially when you aren’t observing the 10-2 rule. Safety is paramount. Let that be a lesson to everybody out there. One minute you’re racking up those crying laughing face emojis on facebook live and you’re feeling like a million bucks. In the blink of an eye, thousands of crying face emojis can turn into eyes wide emojis or even coffin emojis. Just trying to keep it 100 emoji with you guys.