Local NewsWatercooler


Man crashes while streaming 114 mph drive on Facebook Live

Posted at 11:59 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 02:59:21-05

Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph and weaving in and out of traffic was injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier.

State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence.

The video posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page shows him driving 114 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR in Rhode Island.

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. He was originally in critical condition but upgraded to fair condition late Thursday night, according to WJAR.

The truck driver wasn't hurt.

Olio-Rojas is expected to face charges. WJAR also reported that the man has a lengthy traffic record.