Nashua Motorcyclist Dead Following Crash

Alan Monas Jr., 26, was pulled over in Merrimack just minutes before the fatal crash.

A Nashua man is dead after State Police say he lost control of his motorcycle while exiting I-293 in Manchester.

At approximately 9:13 a.m. on March 30 State Police from Troop B in Bedford responded to a report of a single motorcycle accident located on I-293 northbound on the Exit 4 (Second Street) off ramp in Manchester. 

Police say Alan Monas Jr., 26, of Nashua was pronounced dead at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Monas was driving a 1978 Suzuki motorcycle.

Police say Monas had been stopped by Trooper First Class Scott Tracy as he traveled northbound on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack just prior to the time of the crash. He was issued a summons for speeding, after being clocked at 86 mph. 

Freelance photographer Jeffrey Hastings, who arrived shortly after the crash, said first responders were performing CPR on Monas at the scene, before he was transported.

The cause of this accident remains under investigation, police said. It is undetermined at this time whether speed was a factor in this crash. There were no other vehicles involved in this accident. The I-293 NB Exit 4 off ramp was closed for about one hour.

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to contact Trooper Stefan Czyzowski at New Hampshire State Police Troop-B 223-4381

In a sad postscript to this story, a cursory search of the Internet revealed that the tragic death of Alan Monas Jr. today is compounded by the Feb. 13 death of his dad, Alan Monas Sr., according to the public online tribute page via Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home.

Carol Robidoux April 01, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Michelle and William, thank you for adding some important information and insight to this tragic story. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. Brittany, you and the other woman did what you could. Thank you for sharing that part of the story.
Candy Fiorentino April 05, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Whether this man was speeding or was wearing his helmet is not important here. The point is that this young man is not with us anymore and the family should be able to grieve in peace without judgement. My prayers are with you and hopefully they will get through this difficult time.
steve forte April 05, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Michelle , I am so sorry for your loss.
Colleen Curran December 02, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Alan was an angel on this earth, a pure ray of light. He was not some reckless young man... He was an experienced and knowledgeable rider. From a young age he knew everything about bikes. He was not a rebellious law breaker. The policeman that pulled him over before his accident actually spoke to Mona, Alan's mother, to tell her what a kind and courteous young man he was. Getting pulled over before his accident made this situation look SO much more than what it really was... God do I miss him. Oh, and p.s. he was no ones "Son-in-law"... Love and miss you, pup xo


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