Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. Swansea Police received multiple 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Maple Avenue, south of Route 6. The operator of the motorcycle has been identified as Jamie Tavares, 44, of Swansea.
Mr. Tavares was transported by Swansea Ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An initial investigation of the scene indicates Tavares was travelling south on Maple Avenue when he collided with a Volkswagen Jetta travelling north on Maple Avenue being operated by a 52-year-old Swansea woman. The driver of the Jetta was uninjured in the crash.
The crash is being investigated by the Swansea Police Accident Reconstruction Unit with assistance from the Swansea Police Detective Division and State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. No foul play is suspected in this matter at this time.