Editor’s note this article was updated at 11:27 a.m. to reflect WPD’s release of the identities of the men in the crash.
Warwick, RI – The Warwick Police Traffic Division’s Accident Reconstruction team is investigating a motorcycle crash at 1:19 a.m. this morning that killed a 26-year-old man and injured a 21-year-old man, both from Massachusetts.
Aaron Stewart, 21 of Millville, MA man, who told officers he had been the passenger, had been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to police. He was transported to RI Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Kevin Lorenz, 26 , of Webster, MA, was transported to Kent Hospital by East Greenwich Rescue, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
The team’s preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle with two occupants was traveling north on Ives Road when the driver lost control on a curve near the main entrance to Goddard State Park. The motorcycle crossed the double yellow lines and struck a tree as well as a stone wall on the opposite side of the road before eventually coming to a stop.
Police report speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash. Investigators are continuing their investigation, including a second interview of the passenger as well as searching for anyone who may have witnessed the crash.
Anyone with information related to the crash is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at (401)468-4343.