IPSWICH — Chief Paul A. Nikas reports that the Ipswich Police Department responded to a fatal crash involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle on Friday.
At approximately 6:09 p.m., an Ipswich patrol officer witnessed a crash involving a truck and a bicyclist and began rendering first aid. The crash occurred on Route 1A across from the Southern Heights housing complex.
Upon arrival, police found that a 16-year-old Ipswich male had suffered serious injuries after being struck by a Ford pickup truck.
The initial investigation indicates that the operator of the truck was traveling northbound and the teen was traveling southbound in the northbound lane at the time of the crash.
The teen was treated at the scene and was then transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The operator of the truck, a 61-year-old Manchester-by-the-Sea man, remained at the scene and was cooperative with police.
The incident remains under investigation by the Ipswich Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the Essex District Attorney’s Office.