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Man dies following Hampton motorcycle crash


July 19. 2018 7:47PM




HAMPTON — A 32-year-old Seabrook man died Thursday from his injuries after being involved in a motorcycle crash in Hampton the previous night, according to Hampton police officials.

Michael Cook was driving northbound when he crashed at North Beach near 4th Street. The crash was reported at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

After the crash, Cook was brought to Portsmouth Regional Hospital but died from his injuries Thursday, officials said.

According to his Facebook page, Cook worked as a cook at the Tuna Striker Pub in Seabrook. Many co-workers and customers paid tribute to him on social media.

“RIP Cookie,” wrote Liz Hladik of Rochester, thanking him and other friends. “You guys all were such a HUGE part of my life. So baffled by this news.”

Another friend of Cook, Aaron Michael of Dover, said motorcycle crashes are too common.

“Liz, when you ride as long as I have these things are bound to happen. It’s unfortunate and we lost a brother to the road,” Michael wrote to Hladik on Facebook.

The Tuna Striker Pub announced on its own social media page that it was closed on Thursday due to a “family emergency.”

Hampton police continue to investigate the crash and ask those with information on it to call (603) 929-4444.


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