Warren man dies when motorcycle hits camper in Vassalboro

Posted Aug. 16, 2012, at 7:37 a.m.

VASSALBORO, Maine — Police say a Warren man has died after the motorcycle he was operating struck a camper being towed on Route 3 in Vassalboro.

State police say 62-year-old Paul Galipeau was driving his Harley-Davidson west at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when he struck the camper being towed by an eastbound van that was turning onto a side road.

Galipeau was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Neither the man driving the van nor his wife was hurt.

The camper suffered severe damage and the motorcycle was totaled.

The crash remains under investigation but police say neither speed nor alcohol were factors.

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