NORWELL, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in an early morning motorcycle crash in Norwell.

Police Chief Theodore Ross says a man and woman were riding together on a motorcycle when it crashed off River Street at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

No names were immediately released.

Ross tells The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/1lz6Jt4 ) that the crash remains under investigation, but speed and weather were being considered as possible factors.

A neighbor says there was a torrential downpour in the area just minutes before the crash.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com