GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 46-year-old Gardner man has died after crashing his motorcycle.

Police tell The Sentinel & Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1tBcZUP ) the victim was on an off-road bike that struck a tree about 20 feet off the road on Howard Street at about 3 p.m. Sunday.

The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with severe injuries where he was pronounced dead.

His name was not immediately made public.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com