Double motorcycle fatality in Fairhaven

UPDATE: The two victims from last night’s motorcycle crash on Route 6 in Fairhaven have been identified as 30 year old Steven Viera of Rochester and 33 year old John Letendre Jr. of Fairhaven.

Fairhaven Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 6 in the area of Welcome Street at approximately 7:40 pm Tuesday night. When officers arrived they found two males on the ground along with a heavily damaged motorcycle.

It appeared the motorcycle struck a utility pole and both passengers were ejected from the motorcycle. The 30 year old operator was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a 33 year old male, was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 8pm.

The accident, which is still under investigation, appears to be alcohol related. The names of the victims are not being released, pending notification to their families.

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