The Pittsfield Police Department, Pittsfield Fire Department, and County Ambulance responded to the area of Government Drive in Pittsfield on Saturday afternoon at approximately 12:15 pm for a report of a single motorcycle crash with serious injury.

According to a media release from the Pittsfield Police Department, a 2017 Kawasaki EX650 operated by a 19-year-old Pittsfield man was traveling in a north bound direction on Government Ave, just north of 10 Francis Ave. It appears then that the operator had lost control of the motorcycle and then crashed into the guardrail on the east side of the roadway. As a result of the incident, the operator was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield where he was pronounced deceased.

Government Drive had to be closed to traffic for approximately two hours as a result of the incident. 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.

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The name of the operator was being withheld until all family members were able to be contacted.

The header photo was taken from the Pittsfield Police Department’s Twitter page. The tweet at the time did not have information as to the extent of the drivers' injuries. The press release from the department later confirmed that the driver had died. Here is the tweet as it appeared:


This article may be updated, if and when the Pittsfield Police Department provides the name of the motorcycle driver that was killed in the crash.

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