UPDATE: The victim of last nights fatal motorcycle crash has been identified as Matthew Perry, 24 of West Warwick, RI. No further information is available. Please do not call the barracks directly for media inquiries.
Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 08272017 – State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Wareham
Tonight at about 9:10 p.m., a motorcycle crash on the ramp from Route 195 eastbound to Route 495 northbound in Wareham resulted in the death of the operator.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Austin Dooley indicates that a man was traveling on the ramp on a 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 when, for reasons still under investigation, his motorcycle struck the left side guardrail, throwing him from the motorcycle and into the roadway. The operator was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.
The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section. State Police were assisted on scene by Wareham Fire and EMS, Wareham Police, and MassDOT.
The identity of the operator is being withheld pending family notification.