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Springfield man killed in motorcycle crash identified

A 34-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Springfield Monday, March 20, 2017. (MGN)

A 34-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Springfield Monday afternoon.

Police said Erick Aponte of the Indian Orchard section of Springfield was transported to Baystate Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, the crash occurred around 4 p.m. on Route 291 when Aponte and a friend were riding separate motorcycles.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Aponte's 2012 Honda CBR veered off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail

Police said his friend, a 29-year-old man from Holyoke, "suffered emotional distress and respiratory difficulties." He was transported to Baystate for evaluation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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