ASHBY — A 22-year-old Fitchburg man was killed when police said he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating and crashed on Greenville Road on Thursday.
The Ashby Police said they received a call about a motorcycle crash in the area of 163 Greenville Road shortly before 6 p.m. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find the motorcyclist unresponsive.
The 22-year-old man was taken to Leominster Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police did not reveal his identity.
According to police, a preliminary investigation suggests the Fitchburg man was traveling on his motorcycle, a 2005 Suzuki, southbound on Greenville Road, when he lost control while going around a curve. The motorcycle crossed the centerline, went into the northbound lane of travel, and skidded off the road.
Police said the Fitchburg man was found against a tree, while his motorcycle was discovered by emergency crews approximately 20 feet away.
The crash is being investigated by the Ashby Police Department with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) Unit.
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