Update: The deceased victim has been identified as Thomas Fazio, 58 of Methuen. The name of the operator of the tri-axle truck will not be released. The crash remains under investigation by members of Troop A personnel and State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS). No further information is available. Please do not call the barracks directly for media inquiries.
Massachusetts State Police Media Release –11292016—State Police Investigating Fatal Bicycle Crash in Methuen
This afternoon at about 1:40 p.m., a male bicyclist struck a tri-axle truck on Route 110 westbound in Methuen, resulting in his death.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Mical O’Brien indicates the bicyclist was operating a motorized bicycle on the side walk adjacent to Route 110 westbound next to a tri-axle truck at the Route 495 northbound off ramp. Both were stopped for a red light, when the light turned green both the bicyclist and truck started forward. For unknown reasons the bicyclist came off the side walk and into the roadway striking the passenger side of the truck. The bicyclist, a 58- year- old male from Methuen, was determined to be deceased at the scene. The operator of the tri-axle truck, a 29-year-old man from Hudson, NH, remained at the scene.
This crash remains under investigation by members of Troop A Andover Barracks with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. No charges have been filed at this time. State Police were assisted on scene by Methuen Police, Fire and EMS, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and MassDOT.
The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending family notification.
There is no further information available at this time. P