Tewksbury Man Killed When Motorcycle Strikes Moose
Wife injured in Sunday night crash.
A Tewksbury man was killed and his wife seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding struck a moose on Route 119 in Ashburnham, Sunday night.
The accident took place around 7:30 p.m., according to a report published by the Lowell Sun.
According to the report, Keith Dumont, 38, and his wife Caroline, 40, were thrown from the motorcycle as a result of the crash. Keith Dumont was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was transported by helicopter to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. While her injuries are serious, she is expected to recover.
According to a spokesman for the Ashburnham Police Department, the motorcycle did not appear to be speeding when it hit the moose, as the animal crossed Route 119. Alcohol did not also appear to be a factor.
In Ashburnham, Route 119 runs from the Ashby town line to the Rindge, NH, border. It passes through the Ashburnham State Forest, an area known to locals as "Moose Alley."
According to Sun report, the motorcycle was traveling southbound, toward Ashby, at the time of the accident.
An exact cause of the accident will not be known until the State Police Accident Reconstruction team has completed its investigation.