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Town Department of Public Works employee killed

December 20, 2018

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island town employee has been killed while on the job.

Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey says officers responded to the Westerly Town Highway Garage Wednesday afternoon for an accident involving a town tractor trailer truck and a Department of Public Works employee.

Officers arrived and found a man suffering severe injuries. He was transported to Westerly Hospital where he later died.

Police have not released the man’s name, pending family notification.

Town Council President Christopher Duhamel tells The Westerly Sun the man was “loved by everyone.”

The man’s death remains under investigation.

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