Man, 19, dies after crashing moped into pole

News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified a Providence man who died following a moped crash in the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to police, Juan Rivera was weaving in and out of traffic before driving up onto the sidewalk and crashing into a pole on Elmwood Avenue.

Rivera, 19, was taken to the hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

On Monday, Rivera’s family and friends stopped by the scene of the crash to put together a memorial in his honor, which included his picture, balloons and lit candles.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 4/16/21: Mike Sabitoni

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community