Auburn woman killed in motorcycle crash

By Mark LaFlamme, Sun Journal
Posted Aug. 18, 2011, at 9:57 a.m.

TURNER, Maine — An Auburn woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when her motorcycle struck the side of a pickup truck on Route 4.

State police were reconstructing the crash as part of their investigation into the fatal wreck, which occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

Police said 54-year-old Margaret Wing was riding her motorcycle north when John Robinson, 73, of Turner apparently turned in front of her.

The truck, a white pickup with a plow in front and a sander in back, came to a stop at the side of Route 4 in front of Oakwood Drive, a short road leading into a mobile home park. The motorcycle came to rest on the paved shoulder a few feet away.

The crash forced the closure of a stretch of Route 4 between the Chickadee Restaurant and the plaza that houses the Big Apple and Dunkin’ Donuts. Afternoon commuter traffic was rerouted around the scene, onto Fern Street to the south, Wood Street to the north.

State police remained at the scene for hours.

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