Cyclist Killed on Mass Pike

A cyclist was ejected during a collision on the Mass Pike, landing on a car.

A motorcyclist who was ejected into a car driven by a Northborough man was killed around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after colliding  with another motorcycle on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Natick, near  the Weston line, according to Massachusetts State Police.

After a preliminary investigation, state police from the Weston  barracks determined that two motorcycles in adjacent lanes collided.  Dewayne C. Holmes, 40, 0f Springfield was driving a 2008 Suzuki GSX 130  in the far right lane and reportedly collided with Robert Cephas, 39, of  Springfield, on a 2006 Suzuki GSX 130. Both motorcyclists were ejected  and Holmes hit a 2007 Infinity FX driven by Evens Theodore, 43, from Northborough, who was traveling in the right-hand lane in front of the  motorcycles.

Holmes was pronounced dead at the scene. Cephas, who suffered serious  injuries, was sent to the Framingham division of the MetroWest  Hospital. The driver of the car was not injured.

The far right and middle lanes were closed until 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police said speed may be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation. The Natick Fire Department and the Department of Highway Transportation’s highway division responded to the crash.

The location on the Pike where the crash occurred, at mile marker  118, is where  on Thursday, a motor vehicle crossed over from the left  lane and went off an embankment before flipping three times. That accident killed a 6-year-old Framingham girl and placed the driver and a 5-year-old girl in the hospital.