Marion man killed in motorcycle crash in Fairhaven

Oct 30, 2017

A Marion man was killed early Sunday morning following a motorcycle crash in Fairhaven.

The man’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

Fairhaven police responded to a single motorcycle crash in the area of Route 6 and Washington Street around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 29, after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting the incident.

Upon arrival, officers found a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle with extensive damage, lying in the eastbound travel lane of Route 6 between Sullivan Tire and McDonald’s.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 38-year-old Marion man, was located in the grass area near Sullivan Tire.

The man was treated at the scene and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital. He was later pronounced dead, shortly before 2:30 a.m.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle left the roadway just east of Washington Street and traveled onto the sidewalk, where it then hit a utility pole. The operator of the motorcyle was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in a grassy area.

Sergeant David Sobral and Officer James Bettencourt of the Fairhaven Police Department are reconstructing the crash, which is still under investigation.