have identified Dana Martin, 39, of Gloucester, as the victim in last night's motorcycle accident on Route 1.
According to the preliminary police reports, Martin's 2006 Yamaha XV250 motorcycle was traveling northbound "alternatively slowing and passing other vehicles as it moved between the left and right lanes."
Reports said at one point, the motorcycle lost control, struck and then mounted a curb on the left edge of the road, and then struck the guardrail. Martin was said to have been ejected from the motorcycle, while the bike continued to travel, riderless, approximately 70 feet further north on the highway before coming to rest.
Troopers were on scene approximately two minutes after the accident attempting lifesaving efforts. Martin was transferred to Beverly Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Police said the right and breakdown lanes of the northbound side of Route 1 at the crash scene were closed for just over an hour to accommodate the rescue response, crash investigation, and cleanup.