NEWPORT, NH—On June 25, at approximately 4:51am, the Newport Police Department and Newport Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Maple Street in Newport. According to the Newport Police press release, “Initial investigation at the scene revealed that a 1997 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle was being driven eastbound on Maple Street by Robert E. Bushway, Jr., 47 years old Lempster, NH. A 2018 GMC 3500 pickup truck was making a left turn out of a private driveway onto Maple Street operated by Dennis R. White, Jr., 49 years old, Newport, NH.
“The Suzuki motorcycle struck the driver’s side of the GMC pickup truck, ejecting him from the motorcycle. Emergency medical aid was rendered to Bushway, who had sustained life threatening injuries in the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
From the preliminary investigation, it does not appear that impairment or distraction are factors in this crash, said the police department. Investigators are reconstructing the collision to determine the cause, including whether speed was a factor. No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation will be reviewed by the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office for a final decision on whether charges are warranted.
Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to contact Newport Police Detective Stephen A. Lee at (603)863-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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