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Rhode Island State Police announce fatal motorcycle crash



A man has died after a fatal motorcycle crash Tuesday evening.

According to Rhode Island State Police, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Troopers from the Hope Valley Barracks responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Sunderland Road in the Town of Exeter.

The investigation revealed that a motorcycle, operated by William Gavitt, age 32, of West Kingston, RI, was traveling north on Sunderland Road. At a point approximately 800 feet west of Route 102, the motorcycle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. Gavitt suffered serious injuries as a result and was transported by Exeter Rescue to Kent County Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

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