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Ashby Police Department Responds to Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Route 31

ASHBY — Acting Chief Derek J. Pepple reports that the Ashby Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that took place Thursday.

At 5:53 p.m., dispatchers received a call for a motorcycle crash near 163 Greenville Road (State Route 31).

Upon arrival the operator of the motorcycle, a 22-YEAR-OLD MALE from FITCHBURG, was unresponsive, and CPR was under way.

He was taken to Leominster Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to preliminary findings, the operator was traveling southbound on Greenville Road, coming around a curve, when he lost control of his bike, a 2005 Suzuki. The bike crossed the center line, went into the northbound lane and then skidded off the road. The operator was found against a tree. The bike was found 20 feet away.

There were no other injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ashby Police Department with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) Unit.