Police Investigate Cause of Fatal Massachusetts Motorcycle Crash

A man was fatally injured in a Massachusetts motorcycle crash.Police are investigating the death of Stephen Dahood, who was killed on July 4 after a minivan crossed the center lane of a Massachusetts highway and crashed head-on into his motorcycle, according to the Union Leader.

Dahood, 51, was killed after the vehicle struck his mini van, breaking his Harley Davidson bike into pieces. He was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, a detail that is especially sad with some neighbors who remember how vigilant he was about safety when his children rode with him.
"You'd see him leaving everyday with an extra helmet over his arm," Jessica Glaude, Dahood's neighbor, told the newspaper. "It's incredibly sad. He's a really, really nice guy."

Police are still unclear as to why the driver of the minivan, 26-year-old Melissa Ogungbadero, apparently drove her vehicle into oncoming traffic. As of now, the media outlet reports that neither speed or alcohol appear to be contributing factors.

Charges have not been filed in connection with the incident since it is still under investigation.

Last November, the National Transportation Safety Board pushed states across the nation to push for mandatory helmet laws. As of now, only 20 states require helmets for all riders, while 27 states only require riders under 18 to don one.