West Warwick High Hockey Player Passes Away After Car Accident

A West Warwick teenager who was injured in a serious crash last month has died.

Seventeen-year-old Matt Dennison was the captain of the West Warwick, Exeter and West Greenwich boy's hockey team.

Dennison was a senior at the high school. He wore number 16 and had 21 goals and 16 assists this season.

Superintendent of Schools Karen Tarasevich notified the community last night.

"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we share the tragic news of the passing of WWHS senior Matthew Dennison. Matt was a beloved member of the West Warwick High School community and captain of the WW/EWG hockey team. We hold Matt close to our hearts as we remember him as a wonderful young man who will forever be part of our WWPS community. His strong character, leadership, friendship and kindness will be greatly missed, as so many were touched by his presence at WWHS."

Dennison had been at Rhode Island Hospital since the February 15th crash on Ten Rod Road in Exeter which was allegedly caused by a DUI.

The driver facing charges is Alexander Krajewski of North Kingstown.

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