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Norfolk Sheriff's Deputy Dies In Traffic Accident

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State police say a Norfolk County sheriff's deputy involved in traffic accident while riding a department motorcycle has died.

Authorities say Ryan Tvelia was involved in a collision with one vehicle on Interstate 95 in Walpole at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, then was struck by a second vehicle.

He was taken to Norwood Hospital with serious injuries, where he later died.

A sheriff's department spokesman says the 42-year-old Tvelia was in full uniform and headed to Quincy where he was scheduled to join a funeral service honor guard for a colleague's late mother.

The Plainville resident leaves a wife and three teenage children.

The 11-year department veteran was a guard at the Norfolk County jail in Dedham.

The crash remains under investigation.

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