Rhode Island Bicyclist Killed When he Strikes Trailer

The incident remains under investigation

An 18-year-old Rhode Island man was killed when the bicycle he was riding struck the side of a trailer being towed by a dump truck.

Cranston police say it happened around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Western Promenade and Park Avenue.

Investigators say Sunkashka Soch, of Providence, was riding his bicycle at a high rate of speed when he entered the flow of traffic on Park Avenue without stopping and then crossed the westbound lane. His bike struck the trailer as he entered the eastbound lane.

Soch was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The operator of the dump truck was identified as 61-year-old Joseph Gonsalves, of Warwick. There's no word on whether he will face charges.

The incident remains under investigation.

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