On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:16PM, the Marion Police Department and Marion Fire/EMS responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 6 in the area of Hermitage Road. The male operator was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initial investigation indicates that the motorcycle was travelling east on Route 6 and struck the sidewalk curb on the eastbound side on the road, then struck a utility pole. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash. The operator was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The identity of the operator is being withheld, pending family member notifications.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Officers Kris Smith and Jeffrey Habicht, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Route 6 was closed in both directions for about three hours, while the crash was investigated. Mass DOT assisted at the scene.
Marion Police Department Press Release