Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On 7/4/14 at 0917 am, the Rye Police and Rye Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of 850 South Rd for a motorcycle accident with injury. On arrival, they found a motorcycle off the road and a 25 year old male not conscious, not breathing. Witnesses had started CPR. Rye paramedics arrived moments later and transported the patient to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as:

Matthew Dodge
148 Norton Rd.
Kittery, ME

North Hampton and Greenland Police assisted on scene.  The Medical Examiners office also responded. South Road was closed for about 2 hours during the investigation. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.