4 people killed in 3 separate crashes in Mass. this week-end


The victims came from Massachusetts and Connecticut.

State police are investigating three separate crashes in Massachusetts over the weekend, killing four.

The crashes, which happened on Friday and Saturday, occurred in Chicopee, Malden and Worcester. The victims came from Massachusetts and Connecticut.

In another crash in Templeton early on Sunday, two people were killed and a third was injured.

Biker killed in Chicopee

Police said soldiers responded to a motorcycle accident around 7:25 p.m. Friday on Route 391 south at the exit 3 ramp in Chicopee. When they arrived at the scene, they found bystanders providing emergency medical assistance to the motorcycle driver, later identified as Anthony Maynard of Chicopee.

The 21-year-old was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he was later pronounced dead.

State police say the initial investigation indicated Maynard was riding a 2017 Yamaha FZ100 when, for reasons yet to be determined, he lost control of the motorcycle as he attempted to navigate the ramp curve. of access. The motorcycle slid off the ramp and rolled down an embankment into the tree line.

Police said Monday that so far it appears no other vehicles have been involved in the accident, which is still under investigation.

21-year-old killed in motorbike accident in Malden

State Troopers responded at around 8:38 p.m. Friday to a report of an accident involving a motorcycle on the North Fellsway at Charles Street in Malden. Police said the initial investigation indicated the motorbike driver, Kyle Roust, 21, of Tewksbury, was racing the driver of a dark-coloured saloon from a traffic light on the Fellsway.

“As the motorcycle approached the intersection with Charles Street, Mr. Roust failed to negotiate a left turn and left the road,” police said.

Roust was thrown off the bike and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the car Roust was driving fled the scene and the investigation into the identity of the driver of the sedan is ongoing.

2 Connecticut residents killed in Worcester crash

A Connecticut man and woman were killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 290 in Worcester. Police said troopers responded to the crash on the 290 eastbound near exit 24 around 7:02 a.m.

Police say the preliminary investigation indicated a 2009 Toyota Matrix driven by a 52-year-old Worcester man was traveling in the right lane when it swerved into the middle lane, hitting the rear corner of the car. a 2001 Nissan Frontier driven by 65-year-old Luc Morin. , and carrying Christine Banavige, 52, both of New Britain, Connecticut. The impact caused the Nissan to derail and overturn, coming to rest atop a guardrail.

Morin and Banavige were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the police, after the accident, the Toyota continued for a short distance before coming to a stop in the recovery lane. The Worcester man was taken to UMass Medical Center-Lakeside for evaluation for possible minor injuries.

“The accident is still under investigation to determine if criminal charges are warranted,” police said.

The accident closed the middle and right lanes in the area for four hours.


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