Christopher Wood planned on turning his love for vehicles into a career after finishing automotive studies at Universal Technical Institute in Norwood, his mother said.

Christopher Wood loved working on cars and motorcycles.

The 21-year-old planned on turning his love for vehicles into a career after finishing automotive studies at Universal Technical Institute in Norwood, his mother said.

“He was always working on a car, his Camaro, his truck, his motorcycle,” Diane Colligan, 56, said of her only son at her Elm Street home on Sunday afternoon.

Wood was killed after being thrown from his Yamaha motorcycle as he traveled on Center Street in Plympton on Saturday night, police said.

The crash happened near 10 Center St. in Plympton at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Her son was on his way home from a party, and had not been drinking, Colligan said.

“He went off the road,” his mother said, crying as she flipped through photographs of a dark-haired Wood at his prom, and with family and friends.

A 2006 graduate of South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover, Wood also enjoyed camping, kayaking, and “anything outdoors,” his mother said.

He most recently worked as a salesman at Brockton Cycle Center on Main Street in Brockton, she said.

“He will be so missed,” she said, tears streaming down her cheeks. “He was just a good kid.”

Saturday’s crash was the latest in a string of motorcycle crashes in the region in recent weeks.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Enterprise