Motorcycle Crash Kills Student

Thrown From Motorcycle, Senior House Freshman Dies at Hospital

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Ivan D. Dimitrov '10

Ivan D. Dimitrov '10 died over the weekend from injuries sustained after crashing his motorcycle. Dimitrov, 20, was a Senior House resident and Bulgarian citizen.

According to a press release by the Massachusetts State Police, Dimitrov was traveling on Storrow Drive East at approximately 3:35 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. While attempting to use the Fenway exit ramp, Dimitrov lost control of his 1998 Kawasaki 600 motorcycle. Dimitrov and his motorcycle "came to rest in separate locations" along the guardrail, according to the press release. Dimitrov passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.

According to a press release from the MIT News Office, Dimitrov was planning to travel to New York City to hear Milko Kalaydzhiev, a Bulgarian performer.

A representative from the Public Affairs Office of the Massachusetts State Police said that the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section are working on the accident but a full investigation could take weeks. The Fenway exit ramp was closed for about two and a half hours as the motorcycle recovery and preliminary investigation were underway. The representative also said that police were waiting on toxicology reports to determine if alcohol was involved in the accident. Speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to the press release.

Speaking to the MIT News Office, Dimitrov's roommate Ivan Z. Dimitrov '09 (no relation to the decedent) said that Dimitrov "was a careful driver" and "read all the safety manuals."