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Police: Woman dies in ATV crash in Barre

October 1, 2018

BARRE, Mass. (AP) — Police say after a Massachusetts woman died in an all-terrain vehicle crash, her brother got upset with his sister’s boyfriend for her death, so set fire to his truck.

Barre police tell the Telegram & Gazette that 44-year-old Heather Barnicle, of Barre, was operating an ATV that struck a mailbox and then a large rock at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Barnicle was found by her boyfriend, who was operating another TV and did not witness the crash. His name wasn’t released.

Police say shortly after Heather Barnicle’s death, firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at her home.

Police say her brother, Christopher Barnicle, had set fire to a truck belonging to the boyfriend.

He allegedly told police that the boyfriend was a “low-life.” He pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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