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Rhode Island man killed when moped collides with SUV on Block Island

This is the second traffic fatality in less than a week on the resort island.

A 22-year-old man died Saturday after his moped crashed head-on with an SUV on Block Island, the second traffic fatality in less than a week on the resort island, Rhode Island State Police said.

Corey Sanville of Cranston, R.I., was driving the moped when it collided around 2:20 p.m. with an SUV on Spring Street at Whale Swamp Road, State Police said in a statement.

The passenger on the moped, a 22-year-old woman, was flown to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, State Police said.

Sanville and the woman were wearing helmets, according to the statement.

The SUV’s driver was not injured, State Police said.

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Charges are not expected for the incident, officials said.

The crash remains under investigation, but charges are not expected, the statement said.

 

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