Tragically, a motorcycle crash took the life of a 19-year-old male this past Saturday, April 24.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. this past Saturday, the Pittsfield Police Department, along with the Pittsfield Fire Department, and County Ambulance responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash with serious injury in the area of Government Drive in Pittsfield.

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It appears that a City of Pittsfield resident(19-years-old), operating a 2017 Kawasaki EX650 traveling northbound on Government Drive, lost control of the motorcycle just north of 10 Francis Avenue.

The motorcycle crashed into a guardrail on the east side of the roadway. As a result of the accident, the operator was transported to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Following the motorcycle crash, Government Drive was closed to traffic for approximately 2 hours. The incident 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 name of the motorcycle operator is being withheld at this time until all members of the family have been contacted.

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