The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office has released the name of the motorcycle rider who died after crashing into a guardrail on Government Drive, near Big Y Supermarket, in Pittsfield on Saturday afternoon. The rider has been identified as 19-year-old Luiz Paulo of Pittsfield.

According to the original press release from the Pittsfield Police Department, a 2017 Kawasaki EX650 operated by the Pittsfield man (unidentified at the time pending family notification) was traveling in a north bound direction on Government Ave, just north of 10 Francis Avenue when the operator apparently lost control of the motorcycle and then crashed into the guardrail on the east side of the roadway. As a result of the incident, Paulo was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield where he was pronounced dead.

The Pittsfield Police Department, Pittsfield Fire Department, and County Ambulance had responded to the scene of the crash on Saturday afternoon at approximately 12:15 pm for a report of a single motorcycle crash with serious injury. Government Drive had to be closed to traffic for approximately two hours as a result of the incident.

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The crash remains under investigation by Officer Hallas of the Pittsfield Police Department Traffic Unit. Any witnesses are asked to contact Officer Hallas at 413-448-9700 ext. 560.

The header photo was taken from the Pittsfield Police Department’s Twitter page.

This story updates the original story posted here on Monday.

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