Police ID Victim of Crash Who Might Have Been in Suffield Tobacco Farm for Days

The cause of death was blunt head and torso trauma.

Police have identified the victim of a deadly motorcycle crash in Suffield as 50-year-old David Gould, of Southwick, Massachusetts. 

Gould, who died of blunt head and torso trauma, might have been in a tobacco field for several days before being found, according to police.

The investigation began when police were called to the area of 399 Warnertown Road around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 for a report of a motorcycle found in a tobacco field. Responding officers found what appeared to be the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash nearby.

Gould was presumed dead at the scene.

Police said it appears the motorcycle went off the road while traveling south on Warnertown Road. Investigators believe the crash might have happened several days before Gould was found.

On Thursday, police said the office of the chief medical examiner determined that Gould died of blunt head and torso trauma and that his death was accidental.

The Regional North Central Municipal Police Accident Reconstruction Squad was called in to investigate. The investigation remains active.  

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