Vigil honors life of homeless man killed in Newport
NEWPORT, R.I. —
A candlelight vigil in Newport honored the life of a homeless man, who died in a fire inside a truck he'd been sleeping.
The event for 33-year-old Michael Borque was held at Eisenhower Park, just across the street from the McKinney Shelter, where Borque often stayed.
Borque died March 18 after he was pulled from a fire that engulfed the abandoned truck cab. He'd been sleeping in the cab because it was 19 degrees outside.
Advocates said that while the number of homeless people in Rhode island has decreased, there is clearly a need for more help.