Seekonk Police Officer Killed In Crash

Police in Somerset say two people are dead after a motorcycle and a car were involved in a traffic crash Saturday morning on Route 103 near the rotary.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man and a woman lying in the road.

The man declared dead at the scene. The woman later identified as Seekonk Patrolwoman Kourtny DeFortis was declared dead at the hospital.

"Kourtny had a particular fondness for the youth of Seekonk and could be found playfully interacting with them in the schools and at community events, usually with a bright smile on her face and a contagious laugh. The men and women of the Seekonk Police Department offer their sincere condolences to Ptlw. DeForitis’ family and friends, as we also mourn the loss of one of our own. Rest in peace badge 3334, we’ll take the watch from here," said Police Chief David Enos.

The man has not been identified.

The crash remains under investigation.

(Photo provided by Seekonk, MA Police)

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