State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Westhampton

At 3:25 p.m. yesterday Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to State Police-Northampton responded to a crash on Main Road in Westhampton involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2010 Toyota Tacoma, operated by a 77-year-old Northampton man, was traveling westbound on Main Road approaching a 1987 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by David Foster, 57, of Huntington, traveling eastbound. The Toyota made a turn into the path of the motorcycle causing a collision.

Foster suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Baystate Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The exact facts and circumstances of the crash, including charges for the operator of the Toyota Tacoma, remain under investigation by State Police-Northampton, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the Hampshire County State Police Detective Unit.