Fairfield man killed in Monroe motorcycle crash

Posted July 31, 2012, at 5:52 p.m.

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MONROE, Maine — A Fairfield man died Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash.

John Williams, 65, had been traveling north on Route 141 at about 2 p.m. when he came to the intersection of Route 139 in Monroe, locked his brakes and lost control, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“He was ejected off his bike and was killed instantly,” Trafton said.

Williams was not wearing a helmet, he said.

Police believe Williams may not have been familiar with the area and did not realize that he was heading into an intersection, because of the way he locked his brakes.

“We’ll never know for sure,” Trafton said.

Officials from the sheriff’s office were assisted at the scene by members of Brooks Ambulance and the Monroe Fire Department. The road was closed for about an hour and a half after the crash, Trafton said.