The Newport Police Department announced Tuesday that the 17-year-old teenage driver involved in the fatal pedestrian crash that killed an 83-year-old Newport man on Broadway in Newport last week will be charged in the case, according to multiple reports.

Donald Ritter was crossing Broadway at the intersection of Caleb Earl Street on February 8th when he was struck.

WPRI 12 reports that Newport Police will be charging the teen with failure to yield at a crosswalk, possession of marijuana, and a provisional license violation.

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