One man is dead after a car and motorcycle collided on Rt. 20 Tuesday afternoon. The operator of the motorcycle, Jeff Figueroa 27, of Dudley, succumbed to his injuries.

According to reports and one witness, at about 5pm, a Toyota operated by Robert Sikorski, 32 of Sterling, turned from the east bound lane in front of the Kawasaki motorcycle being operated in the westbound lane, causing Mr. Figueroa to strike the passenger side of Sikorski’s vehicle. Sikorski was not injured.

Several citizens attempted to assist Figueroa, with at least one performing CPR until first responders arrived on the scene.

Auburn Police, CEMLEC Accident Reconstruction Unit and MassDOT crews were on the scene for several hours investigating the accident. One lane on Rt. 20 Wesbound remained closed until about 7pm causing significant traffic backups.

The accident remains under investigation by Officers J. Miglionico and J. Starkus of the CEMLEC Accident Reconstruction Unit, and no further information has been made available at this time.