Maine motorcycle death total up from 2011

Posted Sept. 23, 2012, at 12:46 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Public Safety Department says the number of motorcycle deaths on the state’s highways is outpacing last year’s figure.

The state’s highway death toll so far this year stands at 120, with 20 of those deaths being motorcyclists.

At this time last year, the motorcycle fatality count was 12, and officials say there’s still more than a month left of decent motorcycle riding in the state.

Three people were killed during the past week in car crashes in Maine.