1 killed, 1 seriously injured in van-motorcycle crash.


Byline: Stephen H. Foskett Jr.

OXFORD - A man driving a motorcycle was killed and a female passenger was seriously injured when the motorcycle collided with a van turning from a parking lot onto Route 20 yesterday afternoon.

According to state police, Joann Burlingame, 51, of Charlton, was exiting a parking lot on the eastbound side of Route 20 in a 1999 Chevrolet Astrovan around 1:30 p.m., when her van collided with the 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

State police said 52-year-old Ronald Tarascio of Enfield, Conn., was taken by ambulance to Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, where he was later pronounced dead. His passenger, 52-year-old Debra DeRosa of East Windsor, Conn., was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester with what state police described as serious injuries.

Ms. Burlingame suffered minor injuries, and was taken by ambulance to Harrington Memorial Hospital, state police said.

The crash shut down Route 20 for two hours while state police...

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