SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle that killed two people, including a member of the Seekonk Police Department on Saturday.
Somerset Police Chief Todd Costa said around 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle near the Rt. 103 rotary in Somerset. Police say the motorcycle went the wrong way in the rotary.
When police arrived on scene, they found a motorcycle and vehicle with two victims — a man and a woman — lying in the road.
The female passenger now identified as Patrolwoman Kourtny DeForitis with the Seekonk Police Department, was transported to the hospital where she later died.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 44-year-old Daniel Glover of South Easton.
In a Facebook post, the Seekonk Police Department said DeForitis “Had a particular fondness for the youth of Seekonk and could be found playfully interacting with them in the schools and at community events.”
The department also noted she had a “bright smile” and “contagious laugh.”
The driver of the other vehicle was sent to the hospital in unknown condition.
Details of the crash are still under investigation.