Deer Isle man dies after dirt bike collides with car

Posted Feb. 28, 2012, at 10:21 p.m.

SURRY, Maine — State police say a Deer Isle man was killed Tuesday night when the dirt bike he was operating without lights collided with a car on Toddy Pond Road.

Troopers said Derrick Robbins, 19, was killed instantly when his bike swerved into the path of a car about 7:30 p.m.

The car was operated by Mark Clapp, 26, of Surry, who suffered minor injuries.

The collision took place at the crest of a hill. Troopers said it appears Robbins had ridden the dirt bike about 20 miles from his home.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Ellsworth Police Department assisted with the crash investigation.