A community is mourning after a 22-year-old Woonsocket woman was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday evening.
It happened at the intersection of Highway 38 and Riverside Road, just east of Mitchell and north of I-90.
Police tell us 22-year-old Jordan Hanson was a passenger riding with 19-year-old Sean Baas of Alexandria.
The pair lost control of the motorcycle, throwing Hanson directly into the path of a semi-trailer.
KSFY News spoke to Sean’s father, Kyle, he said he was 50 feet in front the two when they crashed, so he saw the whole thing.
He said Jordan was a great young woman and that his son is devastated he lost his best friend.
“He comes in and hit's this gravel.. His rear end kicks out from underneath him and he just slides right down and the girl gets thrown off of the bike and into the truck,” Kyle explained.
He was just 50 feet away from his 19-year-old son Sean and Sean's 22-year-old, friend Jordan Hanson when they lost control of the motorcycle.
Sean survived the accident with a broken pelvis.
Jordan did not.
“I did CPR on her for quite a while until somebody told me to stop and the ambulance showed up,” Kyle continued.
Kyle said she was a very generous person.
“She was a good girl. She was young, she had her whole life ahead of her. She was planning on going to school to become a councilor and to help kids that were bullied,” he added.
Kyle said even though Sean has not been riding for long, “My son wasn't an experienced rider, but he had experience, he wasn't an amateur either.”
He believes his son lost control after hitting gravel on the highway.
“There's times where there's an inch or two inches of gravel in this section right here and you can see that it has not been traveled on,” he said.
He admits, accidents happen, but that is not going to bring back his son's best friend.
“He's devastated. He lost his best friend. He lost his best friend.”
Kyle said he spoke with Jordan's parents today.
He said they are completely shocked and in "devastation mode."
It will likely be a long road to recovery for all involved in this accident.