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Navy combat veteran dies from injuries in motorcycle crash

Glen Sault, 62, of Hopedale, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Saturday in Great Barrington. (Facebook)

GREAT BARRINGTON — A 62-year-old Navy veteran died in a single-motorcycle crash on Route 7 near Lovers Lane.
The man, who has been identified as Glen Sault, was a resident of Hopedale and riding in a group alongside fellow members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of MA Chapter 2-1. Sault was riding in the travel lane on Saturday, April 25 when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed, according to Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh Jr.
Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association as well as trauma doctor that happened to be passing by stopped to render medical aid until emergency services arrived, said Walsh in a press release. Great Barrington Police responded to the scene at 2:25 p.m. and received assistance from Great Barrington Fire, Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service and Stockbridge Police.
Sault was transported by Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service to Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, and was subsequently airlifted by helicopter to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He succumbed to his injuries at Baystate Medical Center.
Based on video collected from another motorcycle, at this time no other vehicles or motorcycles are believed to be involved in the crash, said Walsh. The incident is being investigated by the Great Barrington Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office with assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Accident Recon Unit and Crime Scene Services.
The association is composed of combat veterans from all branches of the U.S. armed forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. The group also fundraises for various veteran care facilities and has a ride planned for Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. that will benefit the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must share the tragic passing of one of our members. Glen “SaultyDawg” Sault passed away last evening due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident,” Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of MA Chapter 2-1 wrote on its Facebook page. “Glen was a Navy veteran who served his country honorably during the first Gulf War. We are mourning the loss of a brother, friend and all around good man.”


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