Tiverton man dies in Middletown crash

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Middletown Police say that an 80-year-old Tiverton man was killed in an accident early Tuesday morning on Rockwood Road in that town.

They say that the driver, Richard Sassman of Tiverton, was found unconscious by emergency crews at around 4:30 a.m. He was rushed to Newport Hospital and passed away a short time later, said police in a press release.

The accident remains under investigation by the Middletown Police Department.

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