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Cape Man Convicted Of 2016 Death Of A Motorcyclist

Plymouth DA/Cape Man Convicted


A Buzzards Bay man has been convicted following a trial in the death of a motorcyclist in 2016.

52 year old Tom Traggis was in a bar in Wareham in May of 2016, as was 51 year old Philip Rigney of Medway. The two men did not have any interaction.

Rigney left the bar at around 9:50 P.M. and rode his motorcycle out onto the Cranberry Highway. Moments later Traggis left and drove his Chevrolet Blazer onto the road.

In a press release Monday, the Plymouth District Dttorney said that less than a half mile from the bar Traggis’ truck struck Rigney’s motorcycle throwing him approximately 261 feet from the point of impact.

Traggis continued on, dragging the motorcycle before losing control of the truck and driving over a guardrail into a tree.

He tried to run from the scene, but was stopped by a passing motorist who flagged down a Wareham Police Cruiser.

Traggis failed sobriety tests and was arrested.

Rigney suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead on June 3rd, 2016.

TomTraggis will be sentenced in Plymouth Superior Court on September 6th.

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