• Police identify victim of Rhode Island motorcycle crash

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man who police say crashed his motorcycle into a fire hydrant and other "fixed objects" has died.

    Cranston police say 34-year-old John Mattesini III, of Cranston, died late Sunday night.

    Witnesses tell police that Mattesini was travelling at a high rate of speed before losing control of the vehicle.

    Authorities say speed is believed to be the only factor that led to the crash.

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