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Jogger finds body of motorcyclist killed in overnight crash

HUDSON, Mass. —Police say they are investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman who was killed when her motorcycle went over an embankment and into a swamp in Hudson overnight.

The body of Amber Zapatka, of Lowell, was discovered by a jogger at around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Police believe the motorcycle crash happened overnight, but Zapatka and the bike were not discovered until Saturday morning.

“Because of where the motorcycle went off the roadway and into the swamp, (it) landed off the road where nobody could see it. Unfortunately, she wasn’t discovered until 8:37 this morning,” Hudson Police Chief David Stevens said.

Police said the crash is under investigation, but it appears Zapatka failed to negotiate a turn and skidded off the road.

“It is a bad turn in the roadway here. I believe it is a 25 or 30 mph posted speed limit. The road is wide enough for people to make the turn. We don’t know what caused the accident at this point and we will determine that once the investigation is complete,” Stevens said.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved in the crash, police said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Hudson Police Department at 978-562-7122

Source: WCVB