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April 10, 2012
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Mass. deputy killed in motorcycle crash

Immediately after the accident, passersby stopped to help

By PoliceOne Staff

SHARON, Mass. — A sheriff's deputy died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday.

State police said Norfolk County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Tvelia was thrown from his motorcycle after clipping a  Toyota Rav4, and then was struck by another vehicle.  before the fall.

Paramedics and bystanders, including one nurse, tried to assist the 11-year-veteran, but he was later pronounced dead at the hospital, WHDH reported.

Two other drivers involved in the crash are not believed to have suffered serious injury.

Officers said the accident is under investigation.

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