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Police: Van Hit Motorcycle in Deadly Wreck on Walnut Avenue

Police say a motorcycle was struck by a van in a Monday morning accident at 490 Walnut Ave. The rider of the motorcycle, who was male, died at the scene.

A male motorcycle rider was struck and killed in a collision with a van on Walnut Avenue Monday morning.

A police spokesman said he did not have the name of the victim to give out, as of 9 p.m. Monday. The medical examiner has taken custody of the body, according to David Estrada of the Boston Police Department.

The wreck took place about 9:30 a.m. on Monday at 490 Walnut Ave. in the Parkside neighborhood. The crash involved a yellow Yamaha motorcycle and a van from The RIDE, which is a transit service for the disabled. No passengers were in the van at the time of the wreck, according to the JP Gazette.

Police say the driver of the van was taken to Brigham & Women's Hospital for treament. Members of the Boston Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service tried to help the motorcycle rider but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body lay wrapped in a shroud in the road for some time after the incident while crash scene investigators worked. The rider's bright yellow helmet lay close to his covered body.

No cause has been determined for the wreck so far and the investigation remains active, Estrada said.

MRamos August 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Rest in Peace Jonathan. Everardo & I will never forget your friendship. Love & miss you. <3. Everardo (Panama), Melissa & Kayley Ramos
Blanca bermudez August 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM
My homie is gone. I know he's looking down at us with his contagious smile asking us to do the same. RIP.
soraya dume August 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Yoni, Soraya & Elsie Dume Our deepest condolence to the family. Rest in peace Jonathan.
Eric Tapia August 22, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Eric Rest in peace Jonathan i'll never forget you my brother.
Gaudy August 22, 2012 at 05:31 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with your family Jonathan. A life too soon ended. This Is so sad.
Ana Gonzalez August 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Jonathan te vamos a extranar todos descansa en paz y que Dios te tenga en su santa gloria.
Chris Helms (Editor) August 30, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Hi, this is Chris Helms, editor of Jamaica Plain Patch. My condolences. For those of you who knew Jonathan, I would like to write an obituary for him. Please contact me at chrish@patch.com or 617-680-5155. Thank you. Hola, soy Chris Helms, redactor de JP Patch. Lo siento mucho la pérdida de su amigo o familiar Jonathan Felix. Me gustaría escribir un obituario. Por favor escríbame a chrish@patch.com or llamame al 617-680-5155. Gracias.

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