Jake Panus Death – Dead: Jake Panus has passed away. The 17-year-old teen, Jake was reported to have tragically died in a car crash on Block Island.
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on West Side Road, according to New Shoreham Police Chief Vincent Carlone.
As a result, Carlone said a seventeen-year-old boy was pronounced dead. Rhode Island State Police, who are now handling the investigation, confirmed a second teen boy was flown by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital.
Police say an underage female is now being charged with DUI and driving to endanger — both resulting in death and serious bodily injury. She is being held at the Rhode Island Training School and will be presented in Family Court on Tuesday.