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Mass. man dies of injuries in NH motorcycle crash

WINDHAM -- A Lowell, Mass. man died just after midnight in a motorcycle crash on Interstate-93 South.

According to state police, at 12:01 a.m. Thursday a motorcycle crash was reported on I-93. Troopers found a 2002 Harley Davidson XL1200, resting on its side in the high-speed breakdown lane. Brian Ahern, 52, of Lowell was deceased at the scene from injuries he suffered in the crash.

State police said that,  from witness statements and evidence found in the road, investigators determined the motorcycle went off the highway on the western side and crashed.  I-93 south of exit 3 was closed for about 45 minutes, when police opened the high speed lane to southbound traffic.  The travel lane, however,  remained closed for more than two hours.

State police were assisted on scene by Windham Fire and Rescue and state Department of Transportation personnel.

The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Matthew Locke.  Anyone who saw the collision is asked to call him at state police, Troop B barracks, at 603-666-3333.


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