A motorcyclist has died and Life Star airlifted another to the hospital after two motorcycles crashed into a guardrail in Chaplin on the westbound side of Route 6.
State Police said that Anthony Perfetto, 43, died at the scene and that Jerry Nassi, 37, was airlifted by Life Star to St. Francis Hospital with serious injuries.
According to police, the two motorcycles came up on stopped traffic at a red light at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 198.
Perfetto struck a metal guard rail and traffic sign and was ejected. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Nassi also lost control and was ejected. Neither motorcyclist were wearing a helmet.
Both Nassi and Perfetto are from Rhode Island.
The intersection was closed in the westbound directionas of 4:27 p.m. Traffic is detouring onto Cross Road and Bedlum Road. Route 6 east is still open toward Providence.