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Police revealed today that Lynn Murphy Jr. was the 39-year-old Chilmark man in the fatal motorcycle crash yesterday evening.Lynn Murphy Jr Identified as Chilmark Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Late Tuesday, April 24, he was declared dead at the scene. The motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision on North Road according to the Chilmark Police Department.

The crash scene was near North Road and Brickyard Road at about 7 p.m.

Murphy’s was traveling westbound on North Road, when it veered off the road running into a pole and trees.

The crash inquiry is underway. There is no further information at this time about whether another vehicle was involved.

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An apartment fire at 16 Fairgrounds Road in Sturbridge caused fatal injuries to an elderly woman who lived there. The fire occurred on April 22 and was caused by a microwave oven. Sturbridge Woman Killed in Accidental Apartment Fire

Fire officials further discovered that the apartment lacked an operable smoke detector. Firefighters immediately transported her to the hospital but she later died.

The Worcester County District Attorney’s office will release the name of the victim at a later date.

State and local fire officials are working with the building’s owner to ensure that each apartment has an operable smoke detector with functioning back-up batteries.

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At about 5:30 a.m. today a tractortrailer jackknifed suddenly on Route 93.  Jack-knifed Tractor-Trailer Shuts Down Highway

This happened on the route traveling southbound, just before Exit 36 in Woburn.

The accident forced the closure of the right two lanes of the highway.

Both lanes were reopened about an hour later.

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At about 5:20 a.m. today law enforcement officials reported to the scene of a car fireHolyoke car fire

The car fire occurred on Interstate 91 northbound near the Whitney Avenue exit in Holyoke.

The right lane was completely shut down causing extensive traffic backup on the northbound through to the Pike.

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At 3:18 a.m. today, Massachusetts State Police reported that an accident occurred between eastbound Route 290 and northbound Route 495Marlborough tractor-trailer rollover injuries

In Marlborough, a tractor-trailer rolled over at the steep curve. The accident caused a bottleneck on that interchange.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Marlbourgh Fire were on the scene. The trailer was removed by Ricky’s Towing.

No further details have been released as to the driver’s identity or cause of the rollover.

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Yesterday, early evening, a fire broke out at a house on Three Rivers Road in WilbrahamWilbraham House Fire

The investigation into the cause continues today.

An elderly occupant and toddler were able to flee the house fire.

Firefighters had to shut down Three Rivers Road, starting with Circle Drive down to Boston Road.

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Today, Manchester Police revealed that Thomas Tortora was the victim of a fatal accident on Sunday. The man, a Manchester resident, was killed on Highland Street by impact. Manchester wrongful death guard rail accident

Tortora was traveling down Highland Street at a great rate of speed. His vehicle slammed into a guard rail, the force of which ejected him from the scene of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene.

Initial law enforcement conclusions are that the cause of the accident was speed.

On Wednesday at about 10:15 a.m., three different sets of fire units were requested to handle a house fire at 90 Ashland Street. The fire took almost an hour toMalden House FIre be squelch, and numerous individuals had to evacuate as a result.

Nearly half a dozen of those individuals that had to relocate were adults. A female, 86 years in age, was inside the building requiring a Malden Police Officer to enter the building to recover her before the arrival of Malden Fire.

The catalyst for the fire is unknown at this time.

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On Monday, Brockton Fire reported to a home kitchen fire. Several firefighters were on scene in the early afternoon. Brockton kitchen fire injuries

The fire charred most of the cabinetry and part of the exhaust fan over the stove. The home was located on Vine Street.

Brockton fire reports that the female occupant refused treatment for her injuries. There is no further information at this time as to the cause of the kitchen fire.

A single lane was blocked off to traffic on the Northbound Interstate 95 today due to a tractor-trailer accident. The vehicle tried to exit the highway Massachusetts I-95 crash injuriesinto the breakdown lane, but collided into the shoulder and flipped onto its right side. The driver tried to turn off the highway believing there was a problem with the items on the trailer.

The accident happened at approximately 7 a.m. around the Western Avenue and Civic Center Drive off-ramps. The lane was opened later in the day. However, the remnants of the crash were still being hauled away while the lanes were re-opened.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Massachusetts resident Joshua Linfield. He sustained injuries to the side of his body and was transported to the hospital from the scene.

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