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Mass. Trooper dies after crashing motorcycle

Officer Down: Vincent P. Cila - [Boston, Massachusetts]

Biographical Info

Age: 45

Additional Info: Trooper Cila was a 22-year veteran of the force. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Trooper Cila was killed after his motorcycle crashed inside a tunnel. The crash is still under investigation.

Date of Incident: July 22, 2005

By Cristina M. Silva and Tom Farmer, The Boston Globe

A veteran state trooper died last night after a motorcycle accident in the Ted Williams Tunnel, authorities said. Vincent Cila, 45, was driving west on the Massachusetts Turnpike at the Interstate 93 interchange when the crash occurred, said Trooper Veronica Dalton.

Cila's arm was severed in the crash, and he died as a result of severe blood loss, said several state troopers who did not want to be identified. Cila died at Boston Medical Center after the crash at 4:35 p.m., State Police said.

It was unclear what caused Cila to lose control of the motorcycle, but State Police said no other vehicles were involved. Another trooper was riding behind Cila at the time, but was not involved in the accident. State Police did not say how fast Cila was going, only that he was traveling at a low speed in the tunnel, where the speed limit is 40 miles per hour.

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