- Associated Press - Thursday, April 26, 2018

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts have publicly identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Martha’s Vineyard earlier this week.

Chilmark police say 39-year-old Lynn Murphy Jr. was riding his motorcycle Tuesday night when it left the roadway and crashed into a telephone pole and trees. The Cape Cod Times reports Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Wednesday that Murphy Jr. was the son of the late Lynn Murphy, who served as the inspiration for actor Robert Shaw’s character Quint in the movie “Jaws.” The elder Murphy died in January 2017.

Chilmark police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating.


Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodtimes.com

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