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Man dies after motorcycle collides with car

August 3, 2018

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Pawtucket.

Rhode Island Police say Carlos Carrasquillo Baez, of Woonsocket, was headed south on the Interstate 95 when he collided with another vehicle Thursday night.

Baez was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained severe head injuries. Police say he was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver in the other vehicle was not injured.

It’s the 12th motorcycle death in Rhode Island this year. Last year there were five motorcycle deaths between Jan. 1 and July 31.

The state’s police superintendent says she encourages all motorcycle riders to wear helmets and asked other drivers to be watchful for motorcyclists.

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