Clinton man killed in Pittsfield crash

Posted June 17, 2011, at 12:02 a.m.
Last modified June 17, 2011, at 5:21 a.m.

PITTSFIELD, Maine — A Clinton man was killed Wednesday when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle drifted into the path of a logging truck, got caught underneath the truck’s front end and caught fire.

Raymond Moody, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 5 p.m. on Route 2, just east of Sibley Pond Bridge, Pittsfield police Officer Marty Cochran said Thursday night.

It was not clear if Moody was wearing a helmet.

“None was found at the scene,” Cochran said.

Cochran said that the driver of the logging, 25-year-old Jeremy Lane of Mapleton, was able to escape the burning truck without injury. The truck was owned by the family business, B Lane Logging of Sherman.

The accident remained under investigation Thursday, Cochran said. An accident reconstructionist from the Maine State Police has been called in. Pittsfield police also were assisted by personnel from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and the Pittsfield and Canaan fire departments.