April 25, 2016
UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 04242016 – State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Lowell
The man who died on the Lowell Connector in Lowell yesterday has been identified as Jonathan Descartes, 21, of Brockton. See below release for currently available details on that crash. No further information is being released at this time.
April 24, 2016
Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 04242016 – State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Lowell
This morning at about 11:30 a.m., State Police from the Andover barracks responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle on the Lowell Connector outbound near the exit for Industrial Avenue in Lowell, which resulted in the death of the operator.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Gregory Zanni of the 82nd RTT and his Field Training Officer Trooper Kyle Flanagan indicates that the male operator, 21, of Brockton was traveling outbound on a 2008 Yamaha R6 when he lost control of the motorcycle, causing him to crash and ultimately strike the guardrail adjacent to the roadway. The operator sustained fatal injuries as a result of that impact, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, speed is believed to be a factor. A second motorcyclist was traveling with him and remained at the scene.
The deceased victim’s name is not being released pending next of kin notification.
Trooper Zanni is being assisted in this investigation by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Also assisting on scene were members of Lowell Fire Department, Mass DOT and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.