A man was killed Wednesday night after crashing his motorcycle while exiting the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Bedford, New Hampshire, state police announced.
The fatal crash happened on Route 3 southbound, at the Exit 13 off-ramp, state police said Wednesday.
State troopers and emergency personnel were called to the scene around 6:51 p.m. and found a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle off the right side of the roadway. State police say the driver suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown from his bike in the crash. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The motorcyclist was identified Thursday as Craig Faulkner, 57, of Merrimack, NH.
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According to a preliminary investigation, authorities believe Faulkner was navigating the curves of the off-ramp when his motorcycle exited the right side of the road for an unknown reason, causing the bike to rollover and eject him.
One lane of the southbound off-ramp was closed for about two hours Wednesday night to accommodate the on-scene investigation. State police were assisted on scene by the Bedford Fire Department and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Ryan Harkonen at 603-223-8308.