Man crashes while streaming drive on Facebook Live
A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen on May 10th 2012. (KAREN BLEIER / AFP)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:20PM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 2, 2016 7:25AM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live speeding and weaving in and out of traffic was seriously 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 was posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page and shows him driving at speeds exceeding 160 km/h and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.
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 might bring charges.