DA’s office: Bike in fatal Westport crash was stolen

SE Mass

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office confirms a motorcycle involved in a deadly crash in Westport on Saturday had been reported stolen.

The bike collided with another vehicle at the intersection of American Legion Way (Rt. 177) and Gifford Road around 8:55 a.m., according to police.

Its operator, Paul Lafrance, 28, of Fall River was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The District Attorney’s office said speed appears to be a factor in the crash, however, accident reconstruction is ongoing.

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