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Epping man dies in motorcycle crash in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — An Epping motorcyclist died Friday after he lost control and struck a guard rail coming out of the Portsmouth Traffic Circle, authorities said.

Anthony Facella, crashed on Route 16 north just north of the traffic circle in a single-vehicle accident around 5:15 p.m., according to state police

Facella's motorcycle struck the guardrail that separates the northbound and southbound lanes. The motorcycle then slid along the breakdown lane and came to rest on the northbound side of the highway.

Facella died prior to reaching Portsmouth Regional Hospital, police said.

Police said it wasn't clear what caused the crash.


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