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16-year-old Rhode Island boy dies in motorcycle crash

August 23, 2019

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The victim of a motorcycle crash in Massachusetts this week has been identified as a 16-year-old Rhode Island boy.

Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney, says 16-year-old Xavier Miguel, of Pawtucket, died at the hospital less than an hour after the crash at U.S. Route 1 and Route 120 in North Attleborough on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say Miguel was riding his motorcycle south on Route 1 with another motorcyclist, a 21-year-old East Providence man, when they both failed to negotiate a left turn at a traffic light.

The other motorcyclist and his passenger were not hurt. Everyone was wearing helmets.

The crash remains under investigation.

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