On October 18, 2020 at approximately 1:40 p.m., emergency personnel from the Mendon Police Department and Mendon Fire Department responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision on Providence Street at the intersection of Hartford Avenue East.
Upon their arrival, officers found that a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe were involved in a collision at that location. Both vehicles had sustained significant damage from this collision. The female operator of the Hyundai was evaluated by Fire Department personnel. This vehicle also contained two juvenile occupants who were also evaluated. The male operator of the Harley Davidson was found lying next to his motorcycle with serious injuries. He was later transported by the Mendon Fire Department to UMass Hospital in Worcester.
The preliminary investigation indicates that when the vehicles collided, the Harley Davidson was traveling Southbound on Providence Street, while the Hyundai Santa Fe was performing a left hand turn to travel Northbound on Providence Street.
The immediate area of Providence Street and Hartford Avenue was closed and traffic was detoured during the crash.
Later that evening, the Mendon Police Department received notification that male operator had passed away at UMass Medical Center.
The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by the Mendon Police Department and Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.