Erick Aponte, 34, dies in motorcycle crash on I-291 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 5:08pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Motorcycle rider killed in I-291 crash

A motorcycle rider was killed Monday in a crash on I-291 in Springfield, according to Massachusetts State Police.

The victim, a 34-year-old man from Springfield, was pronounced dead at Baystate Medical Center. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The motorcycle was traveling westbound near the Armory Street exit when it went off the road and struck a guardrail, state police said. The cause of the 4 p.m. crash is still under investigation.

Mass. State Police identify motorcyclist killed in I-291 crash; Indian Orchard man lost control, hit guardrail

The motorcycle operator killed Monday in an Interstate 291 accident has been identified as Erick Aponte, 34, of the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, according to state police.

State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said Aponte was fatally injured when his motorcycle went off the road and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at Baystate Medical Center.

The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. near the Armory Street exit. He was heading west on I-291.

People Involved: 
Erick Aponte
Roadway: 
I-291

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