Authorities identify victim in Storrow Drive motorcycle crash; fatality was second in 10 days on road

The victim in the second fatal Storrow Drive motorcycle accident in 10 days has been identified as a 35-year-old Brighton man.

Jeffery Kassner struck a pole and crashed his motorcycle on the stretch of road east of the Bowker Overpass near the Dartmouth Street footbridge at around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, State Police said in a statement. No other vehicles were believed to have been involved.

Kassner was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, the statement said.

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State Police are still investigating the incident. No further details were immediately available.

On Sept. 22, a 44-year-old Wakefield man also died of his injuries in a motorcycle crash on Storrow Drive, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said in a statement.

The man struck a Jersey barrier near the Longfellow Bridge and died of his injuries, the statement said.

Police asked anyone with information on either of the crashes to call detectives at 617-727-8817.

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