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Mass. man identified as victim in fatal Canterbury motorcycle crash

CANTERBURY — New Hampshire State Police identified the motorcyclist who died in a crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 93 South as a Wakefield, Mass., man.

Peter M. Pierce, 57, was operating his Ducati motorcycle at 1:42 p.m. when it went off the right side of the highway, just north of Exit 17, and struck several trees.Peirce suffered severe head injuries and was taken to Concord Hospital where he later was pronounced dead.State police said it appeared a medical condition may have been a factor in the crash.

Pierce was wearing a helmet and appropriate protective gear, according to investigators.

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