Skowhegan man, 45, dies in motorcycle accident on Route 148 in Madison

Posted June 20, 2012, at 1:44 p.m.

MADISON, Maine — A Skowhegan man was was killed Wednesday morning when his motorcycle crashed into an SUV on Route 148 in Madison, police said.

Michael Dyer Jr., 45, died at the scene after he was thrown from his motorcycle at approximately 8:41 a.m. Wednesday, Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said.

Gottardi said the accident occurred when a gray 2004 Dodge Durango traveling on Route 148 turned left toward Blackwell Hill Road in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the vehicle, ejecting Dyer from his seat, Gottardi said.

Dyer was not wearing a helmet, the detective lieutenant said.

The driver and only occupant of the Durango was a 17-year-old boy from Madison, and he was not injured, Gottardi said. The motorcycle was a total loss and the Durango was damaged on its passenger side.

The detective lieutenant said the accident is still under investigation and the results will be reviewed by the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office.

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