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Police: Motorcyclist dies in hospital after crash in Newport

Posted: 3:49 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-20 12:57:14Z

NEWPORT, Ky. — A motorcyclist died in the hospital Tuesday after slamming into the side of a utility van, police said.

According to Newport Police Chief Tom Collins, Joel Pouriet-Perez, of Hebron, was operating a motorcycle eastbound on Dave Cowens Drive between Newport on the Levee and Interstate 471 when he crashed into a Cincinnati Bell Fioptics van.

Collins said “it doesn’t look good” for the driver, and that the 34-year-old was driving recklessly at the time of the crash.

Dave Cowens remained closed Tuesday afternoon as police investigated.