MIDDLETOWN, RI – The Newport Police Department is investigating a fatal 2-vehicle crash that happened at Admiral Kalbfus Rd and Hillside Ave on Wednesday, according to WJAR.
James Drape, 53, was driving a Ford F-800 bucket truck when he stopped to make a left turn and collided with a 34-year-old woman riding an electric bike around 7:50 a.m.
Rescue crews transported the woman to an area hospital, where she died.
Authorities cited Drape for obedience to devices and due care by drivers. An investigation is being conducted by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office to determine if criminal charges are possible.
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