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Motorcyclist dies in accident in Tiverton, investigation ongoing

Motorcyclist dies in accident in Tiverton, investigation ongoing

A tragic car crash on the evening of June 2, 2024 left a young motorcyclist dead on Route 24 North. At approximately 5:02 p.m., Tiverton Police officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle near Exit 4.

Upon arrival, officers located the motorcyclist, identified as 27-year-old Michael C. Lees of Westport, Massachusetts, suffering from serious injuries. The Tiverton Fire Department promptly arrived on the scene and transported Lees to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts. Due to the severity of his injuries, Lees was later transferred to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Lees was operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the slow lane northbound on Route 24. For reasons still under investigation, Lees’ motorcycle veered off the lane, causing him to lose control while changing lanes.

Detectives from Tiverton arrived at the scene along with the accident reconstruction team to conduct a thorough investigation. Authorities are seeking any information that may shed light on the circumstances of this fatal accident.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Stephen Parrillo at [email protected] or Patrolman Nicole Beauvais at [email protected].


Lynn Ceglie




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