State Police have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash in Chelsea on Wednesday night as a 40-year-old Chelsea resident.
Cory White was killed when his 2001 Triumph motorcycle ran off an elevated section of Route 1 North and fell 30 feet to Sixth Street, State Police said in a statement.
The accident was reported at 6:47 p.m., Chelsea police said.
State Police, who are investigating the crash, asked anyone with information relating to the crash to call the Revere barracks at 781-284-0038.
A memorial for White that included a photo of him on his motorcycle was erected on Sixth Street this afternoon.
The message “Cory We’ll Miss U Brother” was written next to the photo, and a T-shirt bearing the name of the Italian American Racing Team was also visible.
A woman visiting the memorial today, who would only give her name as Tina S., of Everett, said she became friends with White about two years ago when they were playing in the same dart league.
She said he was single and leaves behind a young son. “Just a nice guy,” Tina said. “Nothing fazed the kid, he was great.”
She said she and her friends had heard media reports that a truck traveling on the same stretch of Route 1 may have been involved in the accident.
Tina said she drove regularly on that section of road and the potholes can often send vehicles into another lane without any warning.
“It’s really bumpy up there,” she said, adding that she always knew White to be a safe driver on his bike. “I find it hard to believe he was [being] reckless.”
Tina said White worked as an IT specialist and was retired from the Marines. “He’d give you the shirt off his back,” she said. “Just pleasant to be around.”