Police: Man killed in Hopkinton crash was not wearing seat belt

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HOPKINTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified the man killed in a rollover crash in Hopkinton Friday afternoon.

Police said Derrick Payne Sr., 48, of Ashaway, was pinned under his JEEP after it rolled over in the driving range next to Bone Yard Barbeque and Saloon on Frontier Road.

According to police, an employee at the restaurant discovered the overturned JEEP around 1 p.m. and called 911.

Payne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an investigation, police determined Payne had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Police said Payne was using his JEEP to 4-wheel through the driving range field earlier that morning.

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