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Two people killed in early morning motorcycle crash in Somerset



Graphic courtesy of Milam County Sheriff

SOMERSET — Chief Todd Costa reports that the Somerset Police Department is investigating a double fatal crash that occurred early this morning.

At just before 1:15 a.m., Somerset Police received a report of a vehicle that had struck a telephone pole at the Route 103 rotary.

Upon arrival, officers located a motorcycle and a vehicle with two victims lying in the roadway. The male victim, who is believed to be the operator of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead on-scene. The female victim, who is believed to be a passenger on the motorcycle, was transported by Somerset EMS to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The identities of the deceased are being withheld at this time, pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

Second victim’s name released in double fatal motorcycle crash in Somerset, no charges filed

The driver of the vehicle was transported by Somerset EMS to a nearby hospital out of an abundance of caution.

The preliminary investigation by the Somerset Police Department suggests the motorcycle entered the rotary in the wrong direction, colliding with the vehicle.

The investigation into the crash remains active and on-going. Somerset Police are investigating with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section Unit and Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

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