Belchertown man dies, passenger seriously injured in Leverett motorcycle crash

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Staff Writer
Published: 4/27/2020 3:34:03 PM

LEVERETT — A 57-year-old Belchertown man has died after his motorcycle collided with a car on Long Plain Road Saturday afternoon, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. 

Kevin Douville died as a result of injuries in the crash and a passenger on the motorcyle also was hospitalized with serious injuries but is expected to survive, Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the DA’s office, said in a statement Monday night.  

Police said the driver of the car, a woman in her 80s, was attempting to turn into a driveway on Long Plain Road when her vehicle was struck by Douville's motorcycle, according to the DA’s office. The driver of the car remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation, Carey said. No criminal charges have been filed. 

Leverett Police and Fire departments responded to the scene, on a section of the state highway between Depot and Long Hill roads, shortly after 2 p.m. Douville and the injured passenger were taken by Amhert Fire Department ambulances to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, according to the Amherst Fire Department. 

Route 63, a primary north-south artery between Montague and Amherst, was closed for about four hours as the crash was investigated and the scene was cleared, according to the Leverett Fire Department. 

Leverett Police, Sunderland Police, and the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office, responded to the scene and continue to investigate the incident, with assistance from MSP Crime Scene Services and MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS).

Scott Merzbach can be reached at smerzbach@gazettenet.com.


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