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Motorcyclist dies in crash in Laconia 



Monitor staff
Saturday, June 16, 2018

A motorcyclist died in a crash Tuesday night on Watson Road in Laconia, where the city’s 95th annual Motorcycle Week is underway.

Laconia police said the male driver was found dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 11:44 p.m. Police had not yet released the name of the driver pending notification of the family.

The driver was traveling northeast on Watson Road, just east of Route 3, when he left the paved portion of the road and was thrown from the motorcycle, according to police.

“Area residents heard the crash and walked to the scene,” police said in a statement.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The crash is the first fatality reported in Laconia during this year’s Bike Week.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact police at 524-5252.