State Police say a young Windham man was killed Sunday when his speeding motorcycle went off Route 27 in New Sharon and ended up in a field.
24 year old Jonathan Billings died when he hit a fence post. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police. Farmington Police had attempted to stop the motorcycle along Route 27, but it sped off at over 100mph, about 1am, said police. Because of the dangerous speed, police lost track of the bike immediately and did not chase it.
Trooper Jed Malcore said a landowner along Route 27 discovered the motorcycle in his field and Billings’ body nearby on Sunday evening about 6 pm. The crash site was less than a mile from the Farmington-New Sharon town line. The motorcycle was a 2007 Harley Davidson XL1200.
This was the sixth highway death in Maine since Friday night and four of the fatal crashes involved motorcycles. A woman died in Durham when her motorcycle crashed along Route 125 and a Fort Kent man died when his motorcycle collided with another one along Route 161 in Fort Kent. Both of those crashes were on Sunday, said police.
On Friday night, a man was killed when his motorcycle struck a deer in Enfield. That crash was on the Hammet Road about 9:30 pm. A one car crash Saturday afternoon on Route 102 in Southwest Harbor killed a woman. The other highway death was the driver of a car that collided with a tractor trailer on Route 117 in Buckfield Sunday afternoon, according to police.