A 64-year-old Acton resident died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 31. On Tuesday, police confirmed they are investigating the accident. Injuries sustained in the crash led to Philip Keyes’ death on Nov. 16.
It appears that Keyes was driving his motorcycle westbound on Great Road around noon when he crashed into a Subaru Forester moving eastbound. He was flown to the Boston Medical Center by medical flight.
DA’s office reports that only the driver of the Subaru, an 82-year-old Chelmsford woman, remained at the scene.
Philip Keyes Cause Of Death:
Philip Keyes, 64, died 16 days after a Halloween crash with an SUV. The Cause of death is head injury.
The DA’s office says investigation is still ongoing in connection with the crash, but no charges have yet been filed.
It was reported in Keyes’s obituary that the crash occurred within minutes of his home.
In a statement, his loved ones wrote, “Philip was a loving father to his two children, a devoted husband to his predeceased wife of 33 years, and an ardent companion to his partner, with whom he found new joy for the past four years.” Philip was a passionate and adventurous man who enjoyed biking, hiking, or simply cooking outside.
During Keyes’ lifetime, he served as executive director of the New England Mountain Bike Association, which his family describes as “his life’s calling.”
For 26 years, he held the position.
Who is Philip Keyes?
A Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction was given to him in 2008 for his work advocating for land rights. On Nov. 4, 1958, Keyes was born in Concord, and he later attended the University of Chicago. According to his obituary, Keyes met Nanyee at Chicago University during his undergraduate studies.
While Nanyee and Keyes were raising their son, Natan, Keyes pursued his graduate education at Stanford. The obituary noted that Nanyee and Keyes had their second child Maxine while Keyes was conducting research in Bolivia with the Quechua people.
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