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N.H. man dies in Milford motorcycle crash

A 51-year-old New Hampshire motorcyclist has died after a crash this afternoon on Interstate 495 South in Milford, State Police said.

The crash happened on the highway at Route 109 at about 4:30 p.m., State Police said.

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The man from Weare, N.H., was driving a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle, State Police said. For unknown reasons, the man appeared to lose control and crashed the motorcycle, coming to a stop in the middle travel lane, State Police said.

He was taken by the Milford Fire/EMS Departments to Milford Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Two lanes were closed on the highway, causing over nine miles of traffic backups. State Police said the lanes were reopened at about 5:30 p.m.

No further information was immediately available.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp. Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com.
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