Sunday, August 11, 2013

Off-duty Providence officer killed in motorcycle crash

Off-duty Providence officer killed in motorcycle crash 

Providence police officer John Reposa Jr., center, with Anissa Otero, 8, and her mother Raquel Hernandez as they present the family with a new iPad in December 2012. Otero, who has autism uses an iPad to communicate and had the device stolen from her hands when she wandered out of her family's home on Manton Avenue in Providence. Reposa helped find the girl and returned to surprise the family with a new iPad. At left is Sgt. Timothy McGann.

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- A Providence police officer has been killed in a motorcycle crash while off duty in Jamestown.
Police say 43-year-old John Reposa Jr. was riding a motorcycle through the intersection of North Road and Westwind Drive when it collided with a car at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Reposa was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the car, 44-year-old Marijke Landon of North Carolina, was not injured.
No charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation.

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