Victim Identified in Fatal Bicycle Crash in Charlton


UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police Release — 09152017- State Police Investigating Fatal Bicyclist Crash In Charlton

The 40-year-old deceased bicyclist in yesterday’s crash on Route 20 in Charlton has been identified as John Paire, from Charlton.

The cause of the crash and remaining circumstances, remain under investigation. There is no further information available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.

The original release is copied below.

Massachusetts State Police Media Release -09152017- State Police Investigating Fatal Bicyclist Crash In Charlton

The Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal bicyclist crash that occurred at approximately 3:35 this afternoon on Route 20 westbound in Charlton. The victim was a 40-year-old Charlton man.

The motorist who struck the victim, a 54-year-old Wilbraham man operating a 1997 Audi A4 sedan, immediately stopped at the scene. The motorist, who is not being identified at this time, has cooperated with the investigation.

The crash occurred near South Sturbridge Road in Charlton. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Robert Ryan of the Sturbridge Barracks indicates the bicyclist came out of a side street just prior to being struck.

The victim was determined to be deceased at the scene by paramedics.

The victim’s name is not being released pending next of kin notification.

The crash remains under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County.

No further information is being released at this time.