A 29-year-old Maynard man died Friday night after the motorcycle he was driving crashed through a fence in the area of Waltham Street and Wood Lane in Maynard and struck a tree.
The Middlesex District Attorney's Office did not release the name of the accident victim, citing a policy that the office does not identify those involved in single motor vehicle fatalities.
In a news statement issued Saturday morning, police said a preliminary investigation suggests the driver was traveling eastbound on Great Road in Stow when an officer spotted the operator speeding. Stow Police ran the license plate and determined the registration did not match the make and model of the motorcycle it was attached to, officials said.
Police attempted to pull the driver over but the operator allegeldy refused to stop. Stow police followed the motorcycle into Maynard where the vehicle lost control and crashed. Police said speed did not appear to be a factor in the crash.
The investigation is being led by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, maynard Police, Stow Police and the Massachusetts State Police CARS Unit.