Motorcyclist dies in Mass. Pike crash

Jay Rines, 53, of Leverett, was pronounced dead at the scene.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Leverett man has died in a motorcycle crash in West Springfield.

State police say 53-year-old Jay Rines was exiting the eastbound lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike at about 5:40 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle, drove off the left side of the roadway, and struck a sign pole.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No additional information was immediately released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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