23-year-old Worcester Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Franklin St early Sunday morning

by | Jun 17, 2018 | News | 0 comments

WORCESTER – A 23-year-old Worcester man died early Sunday morning on Franklin St after crashing his motorcycle into a utility pole.

According to sources, the male — whose name has not yet been released — was traveling at high speeds around 4 AM on Sunday morning in the area of 623 Franklin St.

Sources told ThisWeekinWorcester.com that the male died immediately upon impact.

Worcester Police and Fire had Franklin St closed off for several hours following the accident.

From the Worcester PD:

On the morning of Sunday June 17th at about 4:10 AM, Worcester Police were dispatched to the area of 631 Franklin St for a report of a single vehicle motorcycle accident. Upon arrival, it was immediately apparent that the accident was very serious and likely to be fatal. The officers called in the crime scene unit and Accident Reconstruction unit.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the operator of the motorcycle, a twenty-three-year-old Worcester man, was riding east on Franklin St when he lost control and crossed the double yellow lines. The operator struck the curb, pushing the operator on to the sidewalk. Next, the operator struck a small tree and then a green light pole. It is currently believed that the operator was instantly killed by the impact of the collision. The collision was called in by a passerby, who did not witness it. The operator was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash is still under investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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