Athol man dead after motorcycle accident on Route 2

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ATHOL, Mass. (WWLP) – A motorcyclist from Athol has died after an accident on Route 2 Wednesday night.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the motorcycle accident occurred on the eastbound lane near the 75 mile marker. When state troopers arrived, the operator of the 2002 Honda motorcycle was found dead from his injuries in the crash. The man has been identified as a 25-year-old from Athol.

All lanes of Route 2 were closed for more than five hours Wednesday as an investigation took place. All lanes have been reopened as of 9:50 p.m.

State Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident along with State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Franklin County.

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