Northport man dies in motorcycle crash

Posted May 14, 2012, at 11:28 a.m.
Last modified May 14, 2012, at 2:48 p.m.

NORTHPORT, Maine — A Northport man died Saturday evening in what Maine State Police said is the second motorcycle fatality of the riding season.

Donald “Skip” Rogers, 64, had been riding a Harley-Davidson on Route 52 about 6:30 p.m. when he went off the road on a curve and flipped into a ditch, according to state police spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Rogers was not wearing a helmet and the likely cause of his death is head injuries.

“Alcohol is a likely factor in the crash,” McCausland said.

Road conditions were good at the time of the crash. Four state police troopers went to the scene.

According to McCausland, Rogers’ death is one of six highway fatalities that occurred over the weekend.