West Bridgewater: Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle (Update)

Updated on 5/30/17:

Authorities have released the name of the motorcyclist who was killed in a West Bridgewater crash.

Massachusetts State Police say 46-year-old William Ponds of Brockton was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 24 Sunday night. 

Ponds’ passenger, identified as a 53-year-old-woman from Norton, sustained serious injuries and was Medflighted to a Boston hospital.

Although the incident remains under investigation, State Police say they believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.


One person was killed following a motorcycle crash in West Bridgewater Sunday night. 

Massachusetts State Police say the crash took place around 8:40 p.m. on Route 24 southbound, south of Exit 16.

A preliminary investigation determined that a 2005 Chrysler 300 was traveling on Route 24 south when it was struck by a 2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide.

The motorcycle operator, identified as a 46-year-old man from Brockton, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

A passenger on the motorcycle, identified as a 53-year-old-woman from Norton, was Medflighted to a Boston hospital with serious injuries. 

The car’s driver was identified as a 62-year-old man from New Bedford.

State Police say that while the incident remains under investigation speed is believed to be a factor.

The investigation is being conducted with the assistance by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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