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Fatal motorcycle crash in Haverhill after rider speeds away from Plaistow police

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent

September 18. 2018 3:35PM



PLAISTOW - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Haverhill, Mass., early Tuesday morning after authorities said he failed to stop for a Plaistow officer who spotted him speeding on Route 125.

According to Plaistow police, an officer was on patrol about 1 a.m. when he saw a motorcycle heading south on Route 125 toward Haverhill at a high rate of speed.

The officer attempted to stop the motorcycle, which was first spotted in the area of 58 Plaistow Road (Route 125), but the operator accelerated and pulled away from the officer as he approached the state line, police said.

Police in Haverhill and the Massachusetts State Police were notified of the encounter with the motorcyclist. The two agencies informed Plaistow police dispatch at 1:14 a.m. that the motorcycle was found after it was involved in a crash in the area of Meadow Lane and Main Street in Haverhill.

The operator, whose name was not immediately released, was fatally injured in the crash.

Plaistow police Capt. Brett Morgan said his department would not be commenting further on the incident as it is under investigation by Massachusetts authorities.

The Eagle-Tribune reported that the man was 28 years old and that he crashed into a wooden sign for a real estate company on Main Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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