Updated with info from State Police.
Friends are reporting the death of Joseph Lee Alan Pielmeier from injuries suffered in a crash on the Arborway in front of the Forest Hills T stop on Friday night.
Gabriel Mendez has organized a GoFundMe page to help pay for his friend's funeral:
Our beloved co-worker and messenger from the city of Boston Joseph Lee Alan Pielmeier, unfortunately had an accident on his motorcycle and lost his life. The messenger community wants to pay tribute and at the same time have the opportunity to help his family with the expenses that they may require during this difficult time.
State Police reported Monday:
Investigation by the Massachusetts State Police indicates that at approximately 6:45 p.m. the victim was operating a Tomos moped northbound on South Street and drove through a red light at the intersection with the Arborway. The moped then struck the side of a 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan that was traveling eastbound and had entered the intersection heading toward New Washington Street. The Sienna’s operator, a 30-year-old Milton man, had the green light.
The moped struck the passenger-side sliding door of the minivan. Pielmeier, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike and struck the pavement. Boston Fire and EMS responded and transported the victim to Brigham & Women’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased yesterday. ...
Multiple witnesses interviewed by Troopers stated that the moped drove through the red light and that the Sienna had the green light. Evidence suggests the moped was travelling between 30-40 mph at the time of the crash.
A toddler in car seat in the minivan was taken to Children's hospital with shoulder bruises, State Police say.