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Boston crashes leave 1 dead, 2 injured

Two traffic accidents in Boston in a span of about 12 hours Saturday killed one person and seriously injured two others.

The first accident, which took place shortly after midnight, involved Kieran Boyle, 23, of Norwood. Boyle was traveling north on Route 93 in the O’Neill tunnel near exit 23 when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding, officials said in a statement. Boyle crashed into a concrete barrier next to the roadway and was pronounced dead on the scene, the statement said.

While the crash is under investigation, a statement from State Police said officials believe speed was a factor.


The second crash happened at 11:25 a.m. on William T. Morrissey Boulevard near Freeport Street, when a 25-year-old Lawrence man driving a Toyota Rav4 hit the car in front of him, causing a chain-reaction crash that included four vehicles, Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Thomas Ryan said in a phone interview.

The driver of the Rav4 and a 49-year-old from Dorchester, who was driving the first vehicle to be hit, were taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation, Ryan said.

Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @aimee_ortiz.