State Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in West Springfield

August 25, 2018 – At about 5:40 p.m., State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on the ramp from Route 90 Eastbound to Exit 4 in West Springfield that resulted in the death of the operator.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nathan DeJong indicates that a 53-year-old Leverett man was traveling on the Exit 4 ramp from Route 90 Eastbound on a 2014 Yamaha XVS950 motorcycle when, for reasons still under investigation, the operator lost control of the motorcycle and crashed off the left side of the roadway, striking a sign pole. The operator was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

State Police were assisted on scene by West Springfield Fire and EMS, Chicopee Fire, and MassDOT.

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