State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 495 North in Hopkinton
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Edward Powers indicates that a group of motorcycles where traveling together in a September 11 memorial ride, when two of the motorcycles collided as they were entering 495 northbound from West Main Street.
Investigation reveals that a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle operated by a 39-year-old Colin Cronin from Hyannis man was entering 495 from the West Main Street ramp when it collided with a 2005 Honda motorcycle operated by a 43-year-old William Sheridan from Waltham man. Both operators sustained serious injuries and were flown to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
A 46-year-old Nancy Costa from Hyannis a passenger who was riding on the 2001 Yamaha was also seriously injured and transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased.
The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the medical examiner's office. Hopkinton police and firefighters assisted troopers at the scene.
Due to the crash investigation and vehicle removal, some of the lanes on Route 495 northbound were closed for approximately three hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.