Update: Motorcyclist Dead After VFW Parkway Crash

A 25-year-old male had to be extricated by Boston Fire personnel after an accident tonight around 7 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after.


A 25-year-old motorcyclist died after a VFW Parkway accident around 7 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital around 9 p.m.

"Nobody was injured in the other vehicle. A 25-year-old man collided with a vehicle and subsequently had to be extricated by the ," said Massachusetts State Police Trooper Todd Nolan. 

Initial reports indicate the motorcyclist was pinned under the vehicle, a Honda sedan.

Nolan said the accident occurred at the "1600 to 1700 block" of the VFW Parkway on the Boston side going outbound towards Dedham. 

Nolan said there was some "issue of confusion" at first of jurisdiction for the accident. Several agencies have responded to assist with the crash including the , Dedham Police, Boston Fire Department and Boston EMS.

The State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section was on scene investigating as of 9:50 p.m.

Stephanie Naomi June 21, 2012 at 02:17 AM
What is the motorcyclists name?
Tinamarie June 21, 2012 at 02:47 AM
This is so sad, his poor family:(..
Steven Alicea June 21, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Always called him Dee but name is Donovan.
Cipriano Andrade June 21, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Damn I was with you few weeks ago now you're gone bro r.i.p D.
Joe Grossberg June 21, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I didn't witness the actual collision, but I heard the crash and ran over to see if I could help. The reports are correct that his body ended up under that black SUV (not a sedan). I could hardly sleep last night. My condolences go out to his loved ones.
felicia madej June 21, 2012 at 02:01 PM
donovan bartee was his name...we all loved him-he will be missed by all
derrell cole June 21, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Rest in peace Donovan...and to the family Cheryl and I are praying ,God knows your pain and the peace you need right now. Love Derrell
Ms. Angie June 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
My condolences and prayers goes out to his family.
John martinez June 21, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Damn dee i was just with u saturday smh...r.i.p bro u will never b forgotten
Lumalomaz June 21, 2012 at 04:33 PM
He just left work, after 200 feets he died, that's sad.
Bonnie Bartlett Finch June 21, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Donovan Bartee... was 25 and was leaving work from Prime toyota
David Ertischek (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Does anyone have a photo of Donovan you could share? Either email me at davide@patch.com or attach it to this article. Thank you for all your comments, my condolences go out to his friends and family.
MsLady Lanee June 22, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Go to his Facebook page, which is public, uner Slowboyy Dee.
Dayce Hayden June 22, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Does anyone know when the services are for him?!
alex June 27, 2012 at 03:50 PM
The service is going to be on June 29 at 10am at New Life Restoration Temple 38 Center st Dorchester ma
shamsul July 09, 2012 at 04:17 AM
i feel sad for his family. i wish it doesn't happen with anyone else...my prayer for him in peace.
J Peterson July 12, 2012 at 06:08 AM


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