Deadly Motorcycle Crash on Route 101

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CANDIA, N.H. – A motorcyclist is deceased following a crash on Route 101 Saturday evening.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 1, State Troopers assigned to the Troop A barracks responded to a report of a crash along New Hampshire Route 101 eastbound in the town of Candia. Upon arrival, first responders found an adult male within the road along with a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The preliminary investigation determined that the adult male motorcycle operator, identified as Ralph Cummings, 44, of Newmarket, had been traveling at a high rate of speed in an easterly direction along Route 101. Witnesses reported Cummings lost control of the motorcycle in a fishtailing fashion, then crashed within the travel lanes of the road. He was not wearing a helmet.

Cummings succumbed to his injuries at the scene. There were no passengers and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Multiple agencies assisted Troop A Troopers, including the Candia Police Department, the Raymond Police Department, Candia Fire and Rescue, the Auburn Fire Department and Precision Towing & Recovery.

All aspects of the crash remain under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who has information that may assist in the investigation, is asked to contact Trooper Seth Parker via email at

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