Mass. Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash in Seabrook

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SEABROOK, N.H. – A Massachusetts man died following a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Seabrook.

At approximately 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, the Seabrook police and fire departments responded to a crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle on Ocean Boulevard in the vicinity of Lawrence Street in Seabrook. At the request of the Seabrook Police Department, State Troopers assigned to the Troop A barracks responded to the scene and assumed the lead of the investigation.

The preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Alfred F. Ferrioli, 47, of Salem, Massachusetts, had been traveling south within the left lane of travel on Ocean Boulevard. Upon approaching a cluster of traffic traveling in the same direction, Ferrioli changed lanes to the right and overtook a vehicle before attempting to reenter the left lane of travel in front of the overtaken vehicle. As Ferrioli attempted to reenter the left lane of travel, the motorcycle struck the right rear of a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Daniel Deruntz, 45, of Revere, Massachusetts. Following brief contact with the pickup truck, Ferrioli lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle departed the right side of the road, traveled through a grassy field, and eventually entered the front yard of a home where the motorcycle struck a raised flowerbed surrounded by concrete pavers. As a result of the impact, Ferrioli was thrown from the motorcycle and the motorcycle came to rest in a nearby field. The pickup truck sustained minor damage and the driver, Deruntz, immediately stopped at the scene and contacted 911.

Ferrioli, the lone rider on the motorcycle, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, Deruntz, along with an additional passenger, were uninjured.

While Troopers investigated the scene and emergency personnel worked to facilitate the removal of the involved vehicles and associated debris, the right southbound lane of Ocean Boulevard was closed for approximately three hours. Multiple agencies assisted members of Troop A at the scene and with the ensuing investigation, including the Seabrook Police Department, the Seabrook Fire Department, the Salisbury, Massachusetts Police Department, the Salem, Massachusetts Police Department, the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and New England Truck Center.

All aspects of the crash remain under further investigation by Trooper Brian Hanna. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Trooper Hanna via email at Brian.D.Hanna@DOS.NH.GOV.

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