State Police Seek Information about Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Route 2 East in Templeton
Preliminary investigation by Trooper David Fleming indicates that 38-year-old Robert P. Taliceo Jr. of Chicopee was operating a 2001 Yamaha Royal Star Trike (three-wheel motorcycle) towing a trailer on Route 2 East between exits 19 and 18 in Templeton when he lost control and rolled-over on the roadway. Taliceo was transported by medical helicopter with serious injuries to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where he was subsequently pronounced deceased. The passenger, 41-year-old Lysa M. Ranti of Pittsfield suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and was also transported by medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Route 2 in Templeton was closed for approximately two hours for the crash investigation and vehicle removal. Traffic was diverted off of Route 2 around the crash site at exits 19 and 18. This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Templeton Police Department, the Templeton Fire Department and the Phillipston Police Department assisted Troopers at the scene.
State Police are seeking any witness' or anyone with information about the crash. The contact number for State Police Athol is 978-249-4341.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.