Rhode Island man dies in Massachusetts motorcycle crash


WESTPORT >> A Rhode Island man has died after the motorcycle he was operating crashed with a trash truck in southeastern Massachusetts.

Authorities say 24-year-old Christopher Morton, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was riding on American Legion Highway in Westport at about noon on Wednesday when the garbage truck traveling in the opposite direction turned to make a pickup. The motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of the truck.

Morton was taken to a hospital where he died.

The truck driver was not injured.

The road was closed for more than three hours. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.


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