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Weare man dies in Mass. motorcycle crash

MILFORD, Mass. -- A New Hampshire man died Monday when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on Interstate 495 South in Milford.

Massachusetts State Police identified the man as Prescott Lane, 51, of Weare.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. near Exit 19 (Route 109), according to state police.

Lane was operating a 2010 Harley Davidson when, for reasons still under investigation, he lost control and crashed, coming to rest in the middle travel lane, state police said in a news release. He was transported to Milford Medical Center by the Milford Fire/EMS departments where he was determined to be deceased as a result of his injuries.

The crash, which closed the left and middle travel lanes on I-495 South until 5:30 p.m., caused more than a nine-mile backup, state police said.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers from the Mass. State Police Millbury Barracks.

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