Vigil held for victim of Providence dirt bike crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A vigil was held Sunday night for the 27-year-old East Providence man who died in a dirt bike crash on Saturday.

The vigil was held at the scene of the accident, which was in front of Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium.

According to the Providence Journal, the man, whose identity has not been released, lost control of the motorcycle while riding south on Hope Street around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday.

The Providence Journal reports the man crossed the centerline, struck a wall on the opposite side of the street and was thrown from the bike. He hit his head on the curb and landed in the street in front of Meehan Auditorium, while the motorcycle continued on another 50 feet before coming to a stop. The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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