27th Motorcycle Death This Year in Maine – One of the Deadliest Years
The 27th motorcycle death this year in Maine was about 4 miles away from a fatal motorcycle crash in Lebanon last weekend.
On Saturday at about 10:40PM, State Police received a 911 call from a resident on Center Rd in Lebanon reporting a motorcycle crash that occurred at the intersection of Center Rd and Lower Cross Rd in Lebanon.
When Troopers responded it was discovered that Matthew Goodwin, 26, from Somersworth, NH had been operating the 2006 Suzuki 650 motorcycle and was not wearing his helmet, according to police. It appears that Goodwin was operating on Lower Cross Rd, traveling west and as he approached the intersection, the motorcycle skidded on its side and crossed the intersection before striking multiple trees and rocks, said police.
Trooper Jason Wing said the cause appears to be speed and unfamiliarity with the road, however a blood test will be done to determine if alcohol was also involved. Goodwin was pronounced dead at the scene by Lebanon Rescue. Lebanon Fire and Rescue assisted State Police at the scene.
Troopers are now trying to determine where Goodwin was earlier in the evening ,and anyone with info is asked to call Maine State Police in Gray at 207-657-3030 and speak with Trooper Jason Wing.