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Rhode Island State Police.

ATTLEBORO — A pedestrian killed while crossing a highway in North Smithfield Sunday night has been identified as an Attleboro resident.

Raymond Mercier, 57, was crossing Route 146 with another person on the northbound side near Sayles Hill Road when the accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Rhode Island State Police said.

Mercier was treated at the scene for his injuries and taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence where he later died.

The driver of the car, a North Smithfield resident whose name was not released, was not injured.

Speed or impairment does not at this time appear to be a factor in the accident, though it remains under investigation, state police said.

Anyone with information may contact the Lincoln Barracks at 401-444-1100.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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