A North Adams man died in a motor vehicle crash with his motorcycle on Friday evening. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 49-year-old Steven Fortier was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson on Church Street in North Adams when he collided with an Audi heading the opposite direction.

Fortier was transported to the North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center where he died before he could be transported via emergency helicopter. The driver of the Audi was identified at 59-year-old Joseph Thompson of Adams, who is the Director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

The only passenger was identified as Jodi Joseph, of Williamstown, who is the director of communications at the museum. Neither was injured. No charges have been filed against Thompson. Police say the crash is under investigation.


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