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May 31, 2012

Motorcyclist killed in Essex Avenue crash

An Essex Avenue crash between a motorcycle and a delivery truck has claimed the life of the motorcycle rider, Gloucester police have confirmed.

According to a report on moorestuffonline.com, a Cape Ann online broadcast service, a man on the motorcyle suffered fatal injuries when he tried to swerve around a truck as it entered Fernwood Lake Avenue, lost control of his cycle, and hit the side of a UPS truck exiting Fernwood Lake.

The man’s identity is not being released. A witness, who tried to administer CPR, said the man had no pulse immediately following the accident. Police say the man’s family was apparently following in a vehicle not far behind the man’s Harley-Davidson when the accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m.

According to witnesses and authorities, police have blocked traffic on Essex Avenue near its intersections with Woodward and Lindale avenues, and motorists are urged to avoid that area, if possible.

We will update this story here at glocuestertimes.com as more information becomes available. For more on ths story, look to tomorrow's print and online editions of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucestertimes.com.

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