Photo: The intersection where the accident took place.
Belmont Police Department is asking the public for information concerning a collision between a car and a motorcycle that occurred on Winter Street this past Monday, Feb. 24, that killed a Watertown teenager.
First responders found the victim, Andrea Martocchia, 16, a junior at Minuteman Regional Vocational Tech High School, in serious condition after his green Kawasaki Ninja model motorcycle collided with a brown Toyota Camry operated by a Belmont resident near the intersection of Winter and Robin Wood Road at approximately 4 p.m.
Martocchia was traveling southbound towards Marsh Street when he collided with the car heading northbound towards Route 2. The teen died on Thursday, Feb. 27.
“This is a tragedy involving the loss of a life in our community,” said Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac. “My heart goes out to the victim’s family during this difficult time.”
“We are asking for any persons who may have witnessed the crash to please come forward. Anyone with information should contact Officer Matt Benoit of the Belmont Police Department at 617-993-2501 or 617-993-2535,” said MacIsaac.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Belmont Police Department, with the assistance of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.