Paul A. Nikas, Chief of Police
15 Elm St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
For Immediate Release
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Ipswich Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash
IPSWICH — Chief Paul Nikas reports that the Ipswich Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred this evening.
At 5:12 p.m., Ipswich Police received a report of a motorcycle off the road on Boxford Road.
Upon arrival, police were met by the reporting party, an off-duty Boxford paramedic, along with paramedics from Action Ambulance, who were performing CPR on a 74-year-old Florida man.
The victim was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
An on-scene investigation indicates that the man was driving a Harley Davidson trike motorcycle when he drove off the road and struck a tree.
This is an active investigation being conducted by the Ipswich Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, however police believe speed played a factor in the crash.
The identity of the 74-year-old man is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.