Ledyard Man Killed In Groton Motorcycle Crash

Dereck "Chappy" Chaput was riding a motorcycle involved in a collision with a truck.


Groton police said today 28-year-old Dareck D. Chaput, a Ledyard resident, was .

Chaput was involved in a motorcycle versus truck crash near Cow Hill Road, Chaput was riding the motorcycle. Initially, LifeStar was called for Chaput but was then canceled when police pronounced him dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.

Police say Chaput was driving a 2012 Triumph and he was wearing a helmet.

Chaput studied business at Salve Regina University, according to his Facebook page, which is listed under Dereck “Chappy” Chaput. He described his job as “motorcycle rockstar” at Twisted Throttle, a motorcycle supply store in Exeter, Rhode Island.

The Town of Groton Police Department, the Groton Police Accident Investigation Team, Old Mystic Fire Department and Lawrence and Memorial Paramedic Unit responded to the scene.

Police are still investigating the cause of the collision, anyone with information is encouraged to call the Groton Police Department at (860) 441-6712.


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