Editor's Note: This article has been updated with new information after a fatal motorcycle accident caused a nine-mile backup on the highway Monday.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on Rte. I-495 in Milford Monday afternoon.
The operator of a 2010 Harley Davidson, 51-year-old man from Weare, New Hampshire, reportedly lost control of the motorcycle while on the highway Monday afternoon and came to rest in the middle travel lane, State Police said in a statement Monday.
The operator was transported from the scene to Milford Medical Center by the Milford Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service crews; the man was determined to be deceased as a result of his injuries, State Police said.
The accident occurred on the southbound side of the highway near Exit 19 (Rte. 109) in Milford, police said.
Troopers from the State Police Millbury Barracks are investigating the incident.