State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Boston

At approximately 2:47 p.m. today a Massachusetts State Police trooper happened upon a motorcycle crash on the Exit 18 off ramp from Route 90 Eastbound in Boston. The trooper immediately requested EMS to respond as the operator of the motorcycle, identified as Stephen Salazar, 32, of Jamaica Plain, was suffering from serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Salazar was exiting Route 90 when, for reasons unknown at this time, he failed to negotiate the turn causing the motorcycle to overturn. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash. Members of Boston EMS declared him deceased at the scene.

The Exit 18 ramp was closed for approximately two hours. Troopers were assisted on scene by MassDOT, Boston Fire and Boston EMS. The crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to State Police-Weston, Troop H Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), and State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS).