PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A driver is dead after police say he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a traffic light pole in Providence.

It happened early Saturday in the city’s Jewelry District. Police say the driver, identified as 47-year-old Damin Thompson, was declared dead at the scene.

Police say Thompson was alone in the vehicle.

The crash is under investigation.

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