South Shore: Three dead in two motorcycle crashes

Three people were killed in two South Shore motorcycle accidents over the weekend.

The first happened in Quincy, where police said the bike operated by 40-year-old Thomas Coffey hit a dump truck on Ricciuti Dr. shortly before 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Coffey and his passenger, his eight-year-old son, Ethan, were pronounced dead at area hospitals.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

Late Saturday night, an unidentified 51-year-old Avon man was killed when his motorcycle crashed in Brockton.

Police told WATD the victim was riding on Pleasant St./Route 27 at approximately 11:00 p.m. when he went off the road and crashed into a sign.

Both crashes were still under investigation.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.